Public Administration (MPA) | Los Angeles Pacific University


Master of Public Administration


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Program Overview

The online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed to prepare individuals for leadership opportunities in public governance, law enforcement, as well as non-governmental organizations including the nonprofit sector. The MPA student will acquire professional knowledge and practical skills in organizational leadership, public policy development, political strategy for problem-solving, finance for decision-making, stakeholder engagement with diverse populations, and values-based ethics.

Program Highlights

  • Relevant knowledge and skills for effective leadership in a variety of organizational settings
  • A practical blend of theory and real-world application of relevant principles
  • Evaluation of decision-making processes using biblical concepts and values-based ethics
  • Graduates leave prepared for leadership careers in multiple fields, or to continue with doctoral studies

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Potential Careers

Students are equipped to pursue in-demand careers in the field of public administration in both government and non-governmental organizations, including nonprofit organizations. Potential employers include local, county, or state government; non-governmental organizations; nonprofit organizations; or public works agencies.

Los Angeles Pacific University is accredited by the  WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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