College of Arts and Humanities

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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Jump-start your career online in as few as 15 months!

Master of Public Administration (MPA) offered in Online formats.

Public Administration (MPA)

The award-winning  and highly ranked Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is offered in an exclusively online format. Students taking a fulltime course load (6 hours) can complete their degree in as few as 15 months.

An MPA degree from Lindenwood University in St. Louis (St. Charles, MO) can help you kick start a career with local or state governments, the federal government, international agencies, policy think tanks, nonprofit organizations, and more.

Master in Public Administration Alumni: Black man wearing a grey suit smiling“If you have a desire to explore research and gain insight into managing within government or public policy, I would encourage to pursue your MPA with Lindenwood.”

- Julian Sanders

Our graduates work in a variety of fields, such as law enforcement, urban planning, social services, fire and safety, and public health. Graduates have landed jobs in helping advise and lead city and state governments, as well as been accepted into law school and doctoral programs. They are pursuing exciting careers with potential for advancement and an opportunity to help make our communities better places to live.

The future is coming, ready or not! Make yours one you can be proud of!

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Lindenwood ranked among the Best Online Master’s Programs in Public Administration in 2023 and since 2019

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Lindenwood Ranked #15 in 2020 Best Online Masters in Public Administration

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Lindenwood Ranked #20 and Most Diverse MPA Program in 2018

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Lindenwood Ranked #19 in 2019 Most Affordable Colleges for MPA Degrees

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Lindenwood Ranked in 2019 Best Online Master in Public Administration

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