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Master of Public Administration and Policy

A Highly Marketable and Recognized Degree

Elevate your management and leadership abilities and meet the growing demand for analytic skillsets within public service. Organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors actively seek qualified individuals who possess a comprehensive acumen of policy analysis and management. American University’s School of Public Affairs, a No. 12 Top School, is recognized as a leading institution in both public administration and public policy. For 80 years, American University’s School of Public Affairs has transformed its students into leaders who are committed to serve in countless functions, thus enhancing not only the lives of its graduates but all of society.

Founded on proven curricula, the online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) degree successfully combines our nationally recognized and NASPAA-accredited Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) and Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential. In as few as 24 months a graduate of the online Master of Public Administration and Policy will gain an exceptional degree in public administration and service, as well as immediate access to a vast network of policy experts, prestigious faculty, and well-connected alumni.

One Degree, Countless Career Options

This online policy and public administration degree arms you with the analytical, contextual, ethical, and substantive skills and knowledge critical to effectively advise public policy and lead programs. These invaluable skills are in high demand for careers across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Bridging public administration and policy analysis, the program yields the following sets of core literacies and tangible learning outcomes:

  1. Policy and analytic expertise that encompasses statistical, evaluative, economic, budgetary, and organizational knowledge;
  2. Administrative, leadership, and management skills equal to the policy challenges managers and analysts face;
  3. A thorough grounding in the legal, ethical, and constitutional dimensions of the work of managers and analysts serving the public.

Washington Experts, Leading the Way

At the helm of the online Master of Public Administration and Policy is the School of Public Affair’s renowned and award-winning faculty. As experts in every aspect of public service, these highly motivated and skilled educators and professionals develop all courses for this MPAP degree. They deliver a comprehensive understanding of core administrative and policy analytic skills in an effective and engaging manner. The faculty’s academic credentials, real-world experience, and immersion in the Washington D.C. political and policy arena provide you with a world-class education that prepares you for immediate success in the classroom and beyond.

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