Master of Public Administration Online

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Connect with your community's needs through research and professional service while completing your graduate studies at Wichita State.

The Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Wichita State University's Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs is a two year full-time or three year part-time program that offers a professional education specially structured for the unique student body of an urban university.

Instruction in public management, finance and policy prepares students for positions of leadership in public and non-profit organizations. Requiring just 39 credit hours of coursework, this program is a perfect fit for professionals seeking to develop their existing skills while balancing obligations at work and home.

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Now admitting for Summer and Fall Semester!

Applications are evaluated upon receipt, only a limited number of students are accepted in this program each year. No GRE required.

Application Process for the Master of Public Administration:

  1.     Admission to the WSU Graduate School
    1. Apply online to the Graduate School
    2. $60 Graduate School application fee
  2.     Official transcripts submitted to the Graduate School
    1. Undergraduate degree must be from a regionally accredited institution
    2. Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in last 60 hours of coursework
  3.     Required materials must be submitted through you online application
    1. Letter of Application - outline career plans and how the degree will help you achieve those goals
    2. Resume - include professional and volunteer experience
    3. Two professional letters of reference
Students in this online program will be admitted to the WSU Graduate School.

Why WSU’s Online MPA?

  • Program focus on professional development
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • Just 39 credit hours of graduate coursework to complete your degree
  • Flexible plan of study options, full or part time
  • Pay some of lowest graduate tuition in the state of Kansas
  • Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition rates

In addition to the online MPA, graduate students can gain advanced specialization in Public Finance completely online by earning the Public Finance Graduate Certificate. An additional 12 credit hours of online coursework is required, and can be integrated into your fully online plan of study.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships Available

Students applying to the online Master of Public Administration at Wichita State are eligible to apply for federal financial aid and scholarships.

Online Graduate Tuition is $396.82 per credit hour*, additional college fees may apply.
*Based on AY 2017-2018 tuition rates and are subject to change.


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