Master of Public Administration

Gain Leadership and Public Sector Management Skills with a Master's Degree in Public Administration

In Strayer University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, you will learn the theory and practice of managing non-profits and other publicly engaged organizations that are trying to make a difference in the world. You’ll gain the skills and expertise in your public administration degree that you’ll need in order to take a leadership role in the following:

  • Government and nonprofit agencies
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Political offices
  • Lobbying and consulting firms
  • Activist organizations

At Strayer, we'll prepare you to rise as a leader any mission-based organization, whether your goal is to protect and empower citizens through political campaigns, provide critical medical or food aid abroad as part of a non-profit, or connect children and adults to enriching opportunities that will improve their lives. You’ll get to explore social, economic, and political frameworks and the ways that your skills can help position you public organization to make the biggest difference. A Master in Public Administration will help you see the big picture and spot opportunities for you to make people’s lives better.

Accreditation Matters


Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.