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100% ONLINE: No required campus visits. Flexible 100% online learning allows you to maintain your personal and professional responsibilities while you earn your degree.

INCREASING DEMAND: Careers in public administration are on the rise and are predicted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow in coming years — some roles as much as 20%. 

Social and community services manager 16% (much faster than average)
Medical and health services manager 20% (much faster than average)
Urban and regional planner 13% (faster than average)
Management analyst 12% (faster than average)
Human resources manager 9% (average rate)
Budget analyst 7% (average rate)

CUSTOMIZABLE CONCENTRATION: A master’s of public administration (MPA) is a versatile degree that blends academic and professional preparation, and with help from your personal advisor you can leverage your interests and career goals. You can design a customized concentration or specialize in an area like community development or safety and emergency services.

NASPAA ACCREDITED: EKU’s MPA program is nationally accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the only accrediting body for U.S. programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. Being NASPAA-approved proves our commitment to the highest quality education in public administration and means that we consistently identify and track the knowledge, skills, and abilities we expect our students to achieve.

GRE WAIVER: We realize you have goals and we’re here to help you streamline the path to your MPA degree. Applicants who hold a prior graduate degree or an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better are not required to complete the GRE.

CONVENIENT COURSES: Eastern Kentucky University provides quality online courses to help you build a career or advance in your current one so you don't have to put your life on hold to earn your degree. The majority of classes can be completed in 8 weeks — half the time of the standard format — and courses begin 6 times per year instead of just two.

AFFORDABLE & RESPECTED: Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best universities offering online degrees, EKU is a regionally-accredited university that provides affordable courses taught by respected faculty who teach the same classes on-campus. 


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