Contemporary society doesn’t function on its own. Leaders must prepare to face challenging questions and guide it. The School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) is home to nationally known faculty whose dedication prepares tomorrow’s leaders to manage organizations, plan cities, protect natural resources, hold elected office and ensure access to human services.
The School of Public Administration, located on the UNO campus, is a national leader in public service education, with five of its programs ranked in the nation’s top 25 by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Public Administration's national rankings, please visit National Rankings.
If you think public service is in your future, you’ll find that our diverse programming can complement your interests and provide a strong orientation to the field.
We offer the following academic degrees:
The School of Public Administration not only teaches, but also practices collaboration. We work together with various university departments, such as offering dual degree programs with the School of Social Work and the College of Information Science and Technology.
We take fresh concepts and implement them into our classrooms, our student resources and our curriculum. Driven by the growing demand for accessible professional education, the School of Public Administration now offers three degrees online. Our Master of Public Administration program is one of the first such accredited online programs in the country and was recognized by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration as a “leader in distance education."
Just like our proud graduates, who have started careers as legislators, city managers and executive directors, our faculty and staff exhibit a tireless work ethic. Our faculty’s determination is evident in their professional classroom preparation and their significant research in areas such as: