• MPA Program Details

    Courses and Degree Requirements

    You can get your MPA degree in just two years or choose a flexible path to meet your needs. You’ll find unique courses that give you an edge over other programs. Join the first program of its kind in the region and expand your opportunities today.

    On-campus and Online/Hybrid Options

    Our master’s program is designed to meet your needs. Whether you want only on-campus courses or need the flexibility of an online program that allows you to have the community of on-campus courses with residences once per course, you’ll be able to learn and network in the manner that works best for you.

    Required Courses (36 credits)

    • Leading in Organizations
    • Foundations in Public Administration
    • Data Analytics and Decision Making
    • Professional Ethics
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Public Fiscal Management
    • Human Resource Management for Government
    • Administrative Law

    Elective Courses (12 credits)

    On-campus program students choose three courses from a variety of offerings, including:

    • Advanced Leadership
    • Civic Engagement
    • Contemporary Social Policy Issues
    • Critical Issues in Public Administration
    • Municipal and City Government
    • Project Management
    • Sustainable Enterprise
    • Capstone: Skills Development for Government

    Online MPA program students take an additional three courses chosen by the cohort.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Master of Public Administration.

  • Online Cohorts

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about pursuing a Master of Public Administration.

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  • Dual Degree Options

    Combine your MPA with another master's degree in Business Administration or Nonprofit Management and receive hands-on training across sectors and gain the skills and experiences employers want. More information on dual degrees.