Why choose UIU?
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to about 5,800 students — both nationally and internationally — at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; through our independent study program; and at our international centers.
Many students view graduate school as the next logical step on the educational ladder. Is taking that next step the right move for you? Read more about the UIU MPA graduation experience here.
Upper Iowa University Master of Public Administration Program Mission: "The UIU MPA program provides an opportunity for a diverse population of adult learners to develop the administrative, analytical, leadership, and managerial skills needed to promote the public good and strengthen core democratic values through service in government and non-profit organizations."
Requirements for a Master of Public Administration Degree
The Upper Iowa University Master of Public Administration degree requires 42 semester credits of graduate level course work with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for completion. At Upper Iowa University, three semester credit courses are offered online in six, eight week terms, each year. A full time course load is three semester credits per term.
The MPA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts and learning models necessary to assume leadership roles in a public sector or non-profit agency with an emphasis in:
- Government Administration
- Health and Human Services
- Emergency Management and Homeland Security
- Nonprofit Organization
- Public Personnel Management
- General Studies
Graduates will be positioned to make significant contributions to their organizations.
Nationally regarded programs offered through Online, Learning centers in seven states, and Self-Paced Degree.
- Graduate degrees offered completely online with no on-campus residency requirements
- Academically qualified faculty with practitioner experience
- Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
- Begin your degree at six entry points each year
- Flexible schedule with accelerated eight week terms
- Maximum transfer of credits; Military, ACE, CLEP, DSST, and experiential learning
Online demo classroom:
Our programs offer flexibility and convenience through a web-based platform that you can fit into your schedule. Our demo course can help you determine if online learning is a good fit for you.
Is Distance Learning for You?
Would you be a successful distance learning student? Online courses offer students opportunities to learn in new ways and makes learning available to many who cannot attend a traditional class. However, online courses are not for everybody, just as not every student is successful in traditional college classes. Discover what it takes to be a successful online learner.