Fuel Your Passion for Public Service

Lead the way in government and nonprofit organizations, serve your community, and create meaningful change. 

We are the only graduate-level public administration program in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and ADministration (NASPAA) and included on the U.S. News and World Report list of Best Public Affairs Graduate Programs in 2018. 

NASPAA Accreditation
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95% of MPA students indicated the program had a positive impact on their understanding of the public sector

93% of alumni agreed the MPA program fulfilled expectations

91% of alumni would recommend NKU's program to others

100% of employer respondents are "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with MPA alumni knowledge and skills

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

As an MPA student, you will actively engage in academic work through service learning and capstone projects that have direct impacts, such as developing emergency management plans for city governments and writing grant applications that result in funding for nonprofit organizations.

Our alumni go on to have successful and fulfilling careers that focus on serving people and improving communities in Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati and beyond.

Program Contact Information

 

Missy Gish
MPA Coordinator

859-572-5326
mpa@nku.edu or gishm@nku.edu


MEET OUR STUDENTS

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Program Features

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work life balance

The MPA program is built for mature, career-oriented people. We offer small classes delivered both in-person and online on week nights and Saturdays.

network

We offer strong connections to government and nonprofit leaders as part-time faculty, guest speakers and advisory board members.

GRE Waiver

Students with an undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher and in-career students with 5+ years in the public or related sector are not required to take the GRE for admission into the program.  

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scholarship

Our Diversity Scholarship is targeted at prospective students with a demonstrated commitment to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of diverse populations.

hands on opportunities

Service learning, student philanthropy and study abroad opportunities enhance your academic experience and your résumé.

program length

This 39-credit hour program will prepare students to manage and lead in government agencies, hospitals, universities and other nonprofit organizations; May be completed in 30 with credit for prior coursework.

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FUEL YOUR FUTURE ... START HERE.

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