Do you want to make a difference? Do you want a role in government policies and programs? Or have a passion for nonprofit work?
UToledo’s master’s program gives you the skills you need to be a leader in public administration.
Governments and nonprofits need ethical administrators with a broad range of skills and knowledge.
UToledo’s master’s degree program in public administration stands out for its broad scope. You will learn everything from budgeting and basic management to personnel administration and public policy process.
You can personalize your degree by focusing on an area of interest to you. One of our strengths is our partnerships with other UToledo departments and colleges, especially UToledo Law and the Economics and Geography and Planning departments.
We offer a dual J.D./M.P.A. degree and certificates in municipal administration, nonprofit management and GIS.
Flexibility. Enroll part time or full time. Take online, in-person or blended courses. We cater to working professionals. All of our core M.P.A. classes are offered online or after 4 p.m. from Monday through Thursday.
Dual J.D./M.P.A. degree. Law and public administration are a natural fit. Receive double credit for your course work — 12 credit hours can be used toward both degrees.
Make yourself more marketable. Add a 12-hour graduate certificate in:
Early admission. Get a head start in the master’s program if you are an advanced UToledo undergraduate who is:
Three courses (or nine credit hours) can be applied to both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees — all for undergraduate instructional fees. Contact the M.P.A. program director for requirements.
Graduates of the public administration master’s degree program are well prepared to step into leadership positions in government and at nonprofit agencies.
Master’s program graduates are able to:
The M.P.A. program requires 36 credit hours. You may choose 15 hours of electives from approved courses in the departments of Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Planning, Economics and Theater. Students can develop areas of specialization in:
Our faculty members are active in professional research and community service. They have interests including: