Program Details

CBU's online Masters in Public Administration program develops ethical, effective leaders in a quest to better serve public agencies and society as a whole. Earn your MPA degree online and equip yourself with practical tools to affect positive change.
Riverside, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Public Administration

Program Overview

Program Description:

The most recognized degree in the public service field, an online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program increases not only your value within an organization, but the value you bring to society as a whole. An MPA degree from CBU Online prepares leaders in local, state and federal government agencies, as well as non-profit organizations in the quest to better serve the diverse needs of society. A Master of Public Administration degree prepares you to become an effective leader, equipped with the practical knowledge and skills to affect positive change.

Uniquely interdisciplinary, CBU Online’s Master of Public Administration degree program balances core competencies critical to becoming a successful leader, with a worldview designed to broaden your perspective of public service. Covering the key areas of finance, leadership, technology, public policy and political processes, MPA courses also develop essential skills in critical thinking, decision making, team development and human resource management. MPA graduates come away from the program with a thorough grasp of the history and theory of public administration, as well as the ability to put those theories into practice to improve operations in the organizations they serve and shape.

While providing the intellectual tools you need to achieve your career goals, CBU Online’s MPA program also imparts ethical values key to serving the public good. Integrating the university’s faith-based education philosophy, the MPA program develops accountable leaders who understand the importance of maintaining legitimacy, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations and what it means to equitably and fairly serve the public. Emphasizing ethical professional qualities such as integrity, accountability, honesty and faith, MPA coursework encourage students to consider the ethical impact of their organizations’ policies and their own actions. As a result, online Master of Public Administration degree graduates become a positive force not only within their profession, but within their communities.


Additional Program Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

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