Learn 100 percent online from the center of public administration and policymaking. The online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) combines our nationally recognized and NASPAA-accredited Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) and Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) degree programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential.

Program Highlights

  • Achieve a masters-level understanding of modern governance from an award-winning faculty of influencers in public administration and policy analysis
  • Gain a distinct advantage by mastering the disciplines of both public policy and public administration
  • Graduate with your MPAP in 24 months with a foundational skillset to build on for life, strengthening your ability to adapt to changing needs and advance within or across sectors
  • Open countless career opportunities in public service
  • Access a network of public policy experts, prestigious faculty and well-connected alumni
  • An Online Merit Scholarship of $10,000 is available to accepted applicants who meet eligibility requirements

Public administration and policy career prospects are strong, specifically in the areas of policy analysis and program evaluation. American University’s online MPAP prepares you to lead in positions across government and the private and non-profit sectors—jobs requiring strong analytics, creativity, communication, leadership and problem-solving capabilities.