Be Part of the Solution.

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If you want to make a difference in public service, the online Master of Public Administration degree at the Howard H. Baker Jr. School of Public Policy and Public Affairs is a perfect fit. It’s a flexible, cohort-based program that combines public administration theory with real-world practice. You’ll get to sharpen your management skills, think creatively to solve problems, and improve your understanding of public administration.

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Make an impact on your career and in your community.

Our Master of Public Administration degree is designed to prepare students to be part of the solution by producing graduates who are well-versed in the fields of public affairs, public policy, and public administration, and who possess the foundational knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to pursue careers as effective public servants and creative problem solvers. Join us to increase your effectiveness in the public sector and to begin addressing our society’s greatest challenges. Enrolling at the Baker School grants access to our extensive network of policymakers, public servants, and faculty.

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Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-state: $700
Out-of-state: $775

Testing Requirements


GRE is not required for applicants who have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution

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What can you do with an MPA degree?

A master’s degree in public administration offers unique versatility. Whether you’re seeking opportunities in the private sector, nonprofit organizations, healthcare, or government agencies, this degree equips you to navigate diverse professional landscapes.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a surge in job demand for many positions relevant to this master’s program. The Baker School MPA will equip you with the adaptability to thrive in any role and the skills you need to transform your community.

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