Master of Public Administration

Corban’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an accredited program built to equip leaders working in the public sector in the U.S. or abroad, at the federal, state, or local level. All areas of government need leaders educated to administer public funds, policies, and programs with excellence and integrity. ~~

Those with a Master of Public Administration degree earn an average salary of $66,000.*

Start your program in any of our 8-week sessions, complete your degree entirely online, and graduate with your degree in 12 months.

Practical Learning

The government is not and should not be run like a corporation. The stakes, expectations, and repercussions are much higher. Managing people, projects, and processes in the public sector requires different skill sets than in the private sector. Through this program, students will learn to manage, develop, and serve people as much as policies and programs so that they are equipped to build teams to accomplish practical administrative goals. Courses in the Master of Public Administration include:

  • Finance Reporting and Control
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • Managing Public Sector Institutions
  • Public Sector Research and Reporting

Through the MPA program, you will be prepared for a successful career in public service leadership and will gain a holistic understanding of public institutions, policy processes, and program administration from a biblical worldview. As a graduate, you will be ready to competently and creatively lead diverse teams to address public challenges with fiscal and social responsibility.

Program Format

Courses are designed both for working professionals and those just entering their career. Each course is offered entirely online in an eight-week format. Through our online portal, you will benefit from classroom interactions and discussions without setting foot on campus.

  • Regionally accredited
  • Course materials provided digitally
  • Finish in 12 months
  • One class at a time
  • Starts every 8 weeks
  • 30 credits
  • Weekly online discussions

The eight-week sessions allow you to focus on one class at a time and take 10 credits per semester (5 credits per class). This schedule lets you move through your master’s program at a full-time pace and finish all 30 credits in just 12 months. Program Calendar

During each session, you will participate in discussion groups with classmates and professors to work through practical application of the material.

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Expert Faculty

The Master of Public Administration is taught by faculty from both the Political Science Department and the Hoff School of Business. Faculty bring a wealth of experience in academics, accounting, non-profit management, community development, and engagement with international, federal, state, and local governing agencies.

Cost & Aid

We’ve intentionally created a program that is low-cost and high-value. Corban’s graduate programs are some of the most affordable among private universities in the West, while remaining committed to academic excellence and a biblical foundation.

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We’re also excited to offer scholarships specifically for graduate students, including Corban alumni, parents of Corban students, and employees of non-profit or ministry organizations!

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