Master of Public Administration
Achieve your leadership career goals
Northern Arizona University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program combines rigorous courses and hands-on learning experiences to prepare you for leadership or management positions in the public and not-for-profit job sectors.
As the preeminent public MPA program in northern Arizona, we play a unique role in serving this region’s people and public institutions at the county, municipal, state, tribal, and federal levels. We also aspire to serve students from throughout the state, the nation, and even internationally.
To do this, our core classes are always offered in an online format. As a designated online program, you can complete the entire degree online or take electives in person on our campus in Flagstaff.
Applied Indigenous Studies partnership
If you are interested in tribal government and administration, our geographical proximity to a number of indigenous nations provides access to educational resources and opportunities that are not available at most other institutions.
Also, we have a unique and innovative partnership with the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies that allows you to concurrently complete a certificate program in Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building, Leadership, Management, and Administration.
NAU’s MPA program is a NASPAA member institution.
Learn more about our Master of Public Administration degree.