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AMPA - Public Administration

Business & Management Programs Graduate Master Public Administration

Program Delivery

Online Program

Degree Designation

Master Public Administration

Program Level


Program Type



College of Graduate & Continuing Studies

Program Description

The Master of Public Administration program is designed for working professionals who seek to become leaders in the field of the administration of public services. The curriculum places a high emphasis on experiential learning with a focus on demonstrating knowledge of the principles and concepts of leadership, implementation of ethical principles in operations, program evaluation, critical analysis of operational practices, policy-making, and strategic planning, management of groups, workforce development, fostering community relations and identifying stakeholders.

The Master of Public Administration program provides students with the tools to meet these objectives by creating an environment of academic interaction between the students and faculty, all of whom are leaders in the field of public administration. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, using scenarios that replicate real-world operational and policy-oriented situations. Each student is required to submit a capstone paper and, prior to the completion of the program, a shorter publishable paper addressing the capstone project.


  • Prepare and support diversified learners

  • Help students become knowledgeable innovative public sector leaders based on better communication

  • Reinforce public administration best practices

  • Use Practitioner-oriented learning

Founded in 1819, Norwich University serves students with varied work schedules and lifestyles. Discover our online degree programs, certificates and professional development offerings via our virtual learning platform. Connect with Norwich’s exceptional faculty and students from across the country and around the world.

Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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