Online Master of Public Administration

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Advance Your Education. Advance Your Career.

Broaden your understanding of current issues in the public administration field while earning your MPA from a nationally-ranked school. This flexible, online program teaches the critical thinking, communication, and management skills you need to analyze complex issues and develop innovative solutions in the public or private sector. Specialize your MPA with one of four concentrations to achieve your career goals.

No GRE required to apply.


Public Affairs – Public Management & Leadership

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Public Affairs – Nonprofit Management

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Experience Rutgers Online

Academic Excellence

Nationally ranked research institution

Rutgers Quality. 100% Online.

Same faculty and academic rigor as on-campus programs

Flexible & Convenient for You

Flexibility to balance your education with work and family life

Affordable Tuition

Nationally competitive tuition and no online course fees


Real-world skills that translate to career success

Small Class Sizes

Interactive learning with faculty and peers

What You’ll Learn

In the 42-credit online Master of Public Administration program, you’ll develop a skill set that will enable you to think critically about public policy at large. You’ll learn how to define public problems and develop solutions using qualitative and quantitative data. This program also teaches managerial and financial skills necessary to oversee the ethical implementation of programs.

Tailor your education to align with your professional goals with one of four degree concentrations:

  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public and Nonprofit Performance Management

Career Opportunities

You’ll graduate with the skills and professional competencies to pursue careers in government, nonprofit, and private organizations. You’ll also be well-positioned to pursue education at the doctoral level.

Flexible to Fit Your Schedule

The online Master of Public Administration program is designed for maximum flexibility and convenience. The 100% online format allows you to schedule classes and coursework around your schedule.

Committed to Excellence, Wherever You Are

As America’s 8th oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers University has produced alumni who’ve made their imprint on American history for generations, improving local, regional, national, and global communities in myriad meaningful ways.

We are a nationally-recognized research institution and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education with industry recognized faculty of Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Awards” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. Whether educating students on campus in New Jersey or online across the country, we are committed to excellence in education, providing a positive student experience, and producing good citizens of the world.

With every new class, we seek to evolve and continue our storied tradition of excellence and integrity.


New Jersey public university (Rutgers–New Brunswick)

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Top 25

Public university in the U.S. (Rutgers–New Brunswick)

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Top 30

Public national university (Rutgers–Newark)

Washington Monthly

Top 100

Public national university (Rutgers–Camden)

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Make Your Move. Today.

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