Master of Public Administration

Program Information

The University of Baltimore offers the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) at the Universities at Shady Grove in a convenient, weekend format. Our M.P.A. program led the UB's College of Public Affairs to be ranked 68th nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of "Best Grad Schools."

Public administrators in government and nonprofit organizations must keep reinventing themselves to meet the new challenges of a changing society; our two-year, 42-credit Master of Public Administration program trains you to do just that.

The curriculum includes courses in public organization theory, legal and ethical environments, statistical applications, information resource management and analytical techniques.

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Why study public administration?

Public administration spans the arenas of government, nonprofit organizations and third-sector organizations. Given the concentration of public-sector and nonprofit employees working and residing in the D.C. metropolitan area, you'll be poised to succeed in and advance your career.

What is the weekend format?

You can complete the program in a combination of weekend courses and online courses. The onsite courses at USG are offered on six selected weekends (Saturdays or Sundays) within a 15-week semester.

Admission Standards and Deadlines

View our admission requirements and deadlines.

Applications are available online, by calling the UB Office of Graduate Admission at 410.837.6565 or by visiting the Office of Student Services at the Universities at Shady Grove.

When applying, students must choose the Public and NonProfit Management specialization.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in this program are charged the same tuition as those attending the University of Baltimore, but may have differing fees based on home campus. Financial aid is available to students and is administered through UB. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Your UB at USG education is now even more affordable.

UB is now offering in-state tuition to graduate students in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia (Arlington, Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park). This tuition discount applies to programs at USG, where you pay the same tuition and have the same financial aid opportunities as does any other UB student.

For more information, please visit UB Office of Financial Aid Web pages.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the program director or the academic adviser.

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