Online Public Administration Courses

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Targeted Toward Your Interests

A 36 credit-hour program, Anna Maria's online Master of Public Administration is customized to your specific interests and expertise. The curriculum for all five of our specializations is designed to maximize your online learning experience – you'll gain the specialized knowledge you seek to further your career in public administration. You'll learn how to:

  • Manage people and resources
  • Analyze information
  • Oversee expenditures
  • Draft and implement governmental and public policy
  • Conduct safety inspections
  • Investigate suspected criminal activity
  • Serve as consultants

The Direct Track for Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration is a total of 36 credit hours. For those who qualify, a mid-career option is available in which only 30 credit hours are required.

Mid-Career Track Available

Our online MPA program features two separate tracks designed for recent college graduates or established professionals with full-time careers. For approved students with four years or more of administrative or managerial experience, two courses would be waived from the traditional 12-course curriculum.

Core Courses

Degree Requirements/Curriculum 
Course NumberCourse NamesCredits
MPA 501Strategic Management of Human Capital3 credits
MPA 502Organizational Theories and The Public Sector3 credits
MPA 503Executive Leadership3 credits
MPA 504Management Policies in Government Finance3 credits
PHL 600Ethical Theory3 credits
MPA 602Managerial Statistics for Public Managers3 credits
MPA 603Public Policy3 credits
MPA 604Strategic Planning for Public Managers3 credits


Five Specializations

Click on the links below to see the specific courses for each specialization. Four specialization courses will complete the MPA curriculum:

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Take the next step in achieving your personal and professional goals. Click here to learn more online MPA from Anna Maria College or call 877-265-3201 to speak with an admissions adviser.