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Gannon University's online Master of Public Administration (MPA)
degree is a flexible program that prepares you for managerial and
leadership positions within the public sector, as well as in
non-profits. The curriculum's interdisciplinary approach places a
strong emphasis on the core business skills that are synonymous
with exceptional leadership. This unique approach competitively
positions you in the job market and can distinguish you from other
colleagues with a similar credential. Plus, with no
application fee and GMAT
waiver available to students who qualify, enrolling
in the program is fast and stress-free.
Gannon's online MPA is fully accredited,
can be completed in one year, and offers two specializations.
Courses in the program help you develop problem-solving skills
that can then be used to make informed, socially responsible
decisions. The online Master of Public Administration can be
completed in as little as one year and is fully accredited by The
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools - a
testament to both the quality and rigor of this online MPA
Gannon University's online MPA degree gives you the opportunity
to expand your public administration expertise in two distinct
areas - administration, and organizational leadership. This can
position you as a subject matter expert in your chosen discipline,
a trait that is highly marketable to potential employers.
Choose from two areas of specialization
Should your interests span both specializations, you can select
a custom track. This unique aspect of
Gannon's MPA curriculum allows you to choose any three electives
from the two specializations offered, and seamlessly aligns your
online MPA with your professional interests and academic goals.
Gannon University's online MPA program goes beyond a generalist
overview in public administration to truly develop industry
subject-matter experts - leaders who are well prepared to solve the
unique challenges that face government agencies, hospitals and
non-profit organizations. Other program advantages include:
At Gannon, your success is our mission. Our small
class sizes paired with an accessible expert faculty
help ensure you get the personalized attention and one-on-one
support to make your academic journey an enjoyable one.
An online MPA from Gannon University can strengthen your current
career, or help you start a new one within the public sector. Job
titles typically associated with MPA graduates and associated
earning potential are listed in the chart below.
Urban and Regional Planner
Social and Community Service Managers
Human Resource Manager
Once you have completed the online MPA program at Gannon
University, you will have the skills and confidence to effectively
lead in a variety of scenarios, whether locally or abroad. Program
outcomes include but are not limited to the following:
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Gannon's Online Engagement Coordinator facilitates our online
new student orientations, implements strategies to ensure that
online students are active in their online courses, and provides
general online student support through a variety of high-touch
methods to engage students and support student retention efforts.
Gannon online students can reach out with general questions about
online learning or how to remotely access Gannon's comprehensive
Phone: 814-871-7474Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Courthouse Commons150 W. Sixth St.
Try the demonstration online course to preview how online
learning works at Gannon University. Log in as
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"mpademo" in lowercase letters for the
Online instruction can be different from instruction in the
classroom. Before enrolling in an online
program at Gannon, you should first assess your readiness for
stepping into the online learning environment. Your results from
the online questionnaire will help you identify the requirements
necessary to succeed at online learning and areas you may need to
explore before starting your online program.