Master of Public Administration (MPA)
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See course descriptions for the classes you need for your Master of Public Administration degree.
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Careers with an MPA
Graduates can find employment in a variety of fields, such as budget and fiscal management, city/county management, human capital management, human resource management, private sector consulting, public sector consulting, program administration, public affairs/communications, and strategic analysis.
John Kinley, '14, '16
Bachelor of Science - Public Administration
Master of Public Administration - Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Upon completing my masters degree, I was offered a reservist position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As a reservist, I was deployed to numerous disasters, which made it seem like a full-time job. I now work full-time for FEMA out of the Chicago Regional Office as a Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager.
Convenient, Focused Scheduling
UIU Master of Public Administration students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule. Plus, convenient evening or online courses ensure your education fits your unique lifestyle.
The Master of Public Administration program is offered through UIU’s School of Arts and Sciences.
When you’re ready to apply for your Master of Public Administration, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.
Academic Support Services
Providing resources to support you through your classes.
John Grummel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science (2008)
The MPA degree at UIU prepares students for career options across both the public and private sectors, which is of immense value in the world today whether it is working for a non-profit, a government agency, or for a business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to students’ most frequently asked questions about UIU’s MPA. If you don’t see the answer you need, contact us for help.
The average time is two years though students who take more than one course per session may graduate in less time.
Students who graduate with this degree find employment in variety of government agencies or non-profit organizations. The degree can be paired with any occupation and subject matter.
Yes. Students can take an internship course for credit and faculty will help students arrange and complete the experience.