There is an increased need for leaders in the public sector. According to recent statistics about 550,000 federal employees prepare for retirement. This trend provides the demand for trained professionals in the public sector and for nonprofit professionals. The online Master of Arts in Public Administration is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Public Leadership and Administration, Non-Profit Management, and Policy Analysis in all types of nonprofit organizations, Private Organizations, and Government & Military organizations.
The online Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) at TUW is offered 100% online and can be completed in one year as a full-time student. The MPA is designed to help the student to enhance her/his ability to understand, analyze, and control the organizational environment to manage effectively and to promote positive change in the public and nonprofit sectors.
The program blends theoretical and applied concepts. The curriculum includes organizational governance, financial aspects, and administration while also providing case studies and real-world experiences for the current and future administrator. In addition, the curriculum addresses areas of government administration, policy analysis, and administration of government agencies, and HR in nonprofit agencies.
What makes us TUW MPA program different?
Very affordable tuition
No GMAT or GRE required
Finish in one year*
6 start dates throughout the year
*Degree can be earned in 12 months by those who take two courses per term for six consecutive terms.
Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.
The curriculum is comprised of 12 courses, three credits each for a total of 36 credits including the capstone course. The current curriculum is detailed in the information below.
Core Requirements (36 Semester Credits)
MPA 600 - Introduction to Public Administration Management
MPA 602 - Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
MPA 604 - Organizational Behavior
MPA 606 - Law and Public Policy
MPA 608 - Public Budgeting
MPA 610 - Human Resources Management
MPA 612 - Performance Assessment
MPA 614 - Ethics in Public Administration
MPA 616 - Public Administration in a Multi-Cultural Society
MPA 618 Research Methods
MPA 620 - Contemporary Issues in Public Administration
TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs is available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and student loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so make sure to check to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.
Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:
Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
A transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).
Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:
Submit an application to the University.
As a non-profit institution committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.
Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.
Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide. For more information on WSCUC, visit wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.