UNO’s School of Public Administration offers a professionally oriented Master of Public Administration (MPA). UNO’s online MPA program has been offered online since 2000. It was the first online MPA program to be accredited in the country by NASPAA. The online program is taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus.
Online MPA students may select from the following concentrations and specializations:
If you are a working professional whose career is advancing in public management or nonprofit management, the graduate certificate can develop your management skills needed in the work place. If you are a graduate student, the certificate offers management tools you can apply towards your graduate degree program and broaden your knowledge.
Orientation, Building Community
New online students are required to attend the one-day on-campus mandatory orientation prior to the start of beginning their course work. Students build their learning community, meet their faculty and advisors, and learn about the library resources and technology assistance to support academic needs.
Advantages to the UNO Online MPA and Online Graduate Certificate
- • High-quality curriculum from a distinguished, accredited university
- • Low tuition from a convenient, accessible location – your computer
- • Taught using the same faculty and courses offered on campus
- • Classes scheduled to suit your busy lifestyle
The School of Public Administration works with the College of Public Affairs Community Service (CPACS) to assist non-resident online students in securing funds to off-set distance learning costs.