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Online MPA   

The University of Colorado Denver's School of Public Affairs online Master of Public Administration degree will give you the credentials, skills and education to make your resume stand out.

Whether you're beginning your career or seeking to advance your current public service career, the online MPA will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.

Upon graduating, you'll be equipped to:

  • Lead and manage in public governance
  • Participate in the policy process
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective



Online Master of Public Administration

The CU Denver School of Public Affairs is the only accredited school of public affairs offering graduate programs in Colorado and is ranked in the top 12% of programs nationwide by US News and World Report.

This level of quality, coupled with the flexibility you have to mix online and on campus courses allows you to pursue an excellent education while balancing your school, work and personal responsibilities.

Nationally Ranked Program

In addition, the Masters of Public Administration online degree currently ranks 29th out of 277 accredited schools of public nationally (US News and World Report) and ranks 15th for best online MPA programs ​(

This CU Denver online MPA degree is multidisciplinary and designed to prepare you for leadership, management and/or public policy careers in the:

  • Nonprofit sector
  • Government agencies at the local, state and federal levels
  • Public service-minded businesses

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Getting Started in the MPA Program

To get started in a career in Public Administration, simply request more information about the Master of Public Administration online program ... ​​​​​

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