Online Master’s in Public Administration and Policy

24 Month Duration

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The online master’s in public administration and policy combines American University’s nationally recognized and NASPAA-accredited master’s in public administration and master’s in public policy degree programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential. With this program, you will achieve a master’s-level understanding of modern governance from an award-winning faculty working and teaching in the heart of government, Washington, D.C.

#10 Best Public Affairs Program U.S. News & World Report Public Affairs Graduate Schools (2023)

#4 Top Public Management & Leadership Program U.S. News & World Report Pubic Affairs Graduate Schools (2023)

At AU, you will gain a distinct advantage over the competition by mastering the disciplines of both public policy and public administration and graduate with a foundational skill set to build on for life.

Professional Programs for Your Future

The curriculum in the online master’s program will equip you with the real-world skills you need to succeed.

Courses you may take in this program include:

Public administration and policy is a field that’s always growing and always in demand. In fact, employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 25% from 2020 to 2030.1

Some jobs our graduates pursue include:


“I was able to apply new knowledge and skills toward all three of my careers and it has allowed me to advance my understanding of difficult policy topics and make well-informed decisions.”

– Justin Schultz, Regulatory Manager, 2021 Graduate

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