Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students – both nationally and internationally – at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our off-campus learning centers throughout the U.S.; via our correspondence program; and at our international centers. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for students of all ages.
UIU's Master in Public Administration Online Degree Program
The Master in Public Administration (MPA) Online Degree Program enables completion of courses in a virtual classroom environment. You can log on to your course at any time and engage in discussions with highly qualified faculty members and your classmates. With six, eight-week terms each year, it's easier than ever to earn your degree. UIU-Online has recently been ranked #1 by the Online Education Database, the only organization providing such rankings.
You come out the winner at UIU.
We have a wide variety of educational opportunities tailored to fit the dynamics of your lifestyle. Our flexible programs help you get an education without giving up your lifestyle, career or family commitments.
Nationally regarded distance learning programs
At UIU, you may attend class anytime during the day that fits your schedule. Both of our distance learning programs welcome students from any state and do not require on-site residency.
Nationwide learning center locations and the Independent Study Program offer some of the foundational courses required for the MPA degree.
Modeled after traditional correspondence learning, the Independent Study Program is a paper/email based program specifically designed to make learning as flexible as possible. Using texts, study guides, and other course materials, you learn by completing specific assignments. Assignments are submitted to the instructors by email, postal mail, or fax. You may enroll in a course at any time and take up to six-months to complete the course. Some of the MPA Foundational Course requirements may be taken using this format.
UIU's learning centers offer evening and weekend classes that provide students the convenience to pursue new opportunities. Our learning centers offer the perfect learning environment where students feel welcome and find a new commitment to pursuing academic goals. Courses offered vary but some of the MPA foundational course requirements might be offered at a Center location near you. Complete list of center locations.
APWA tuition discount
APWA members receive a 10% discount on the already low current tuition rate for courses offered through UIU-Online, the External Degree program, and at the Learning Centers.
To discuss your next step toward earning your degree with UIU, contact us at:
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