Academic Partnerships and The University of Texas-PanAmerican Expand Online Degree Offerings with Master of Public Administration

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New online degree program to help advance careers in public service.

The University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA), in collaboration with Academic Partnerships, announces the launch this fall of a new online degree program for professionals who seek to advance their career in public service – the Master of Public Administration (MPA). This is the first time UTPA’s MPA program is available online.

Following the success of UTPA’s other online master’s programs, this new offering further demonstrates the University’s commitment to innovations in online education and expanding its portfolio of flexible, affordable and high quality online degrees to better serve students in Texas and across the country.

"UTPA’s online MPA degree provides greater opportunity for graduates to find meaningful careers, while meeting an increased need for public administration professionals. By making our MPA degree accessible online, we extend support for careers that strengthen our flourishing community,” said Dr. Cynthia Brown, UTPA vice provost for Graduate Studies.

In Fall 2012, UTPA , in partnership with Academic Partnerships, successfully launched an online Master of Business Administration program.

"We are proud to make available another excellent online degree program for the growing number of students seeking to further their knowledge of public management,” said Rob Ganji, president of Academic Partnerships.

Public administration as a discipline developed from the study of political science, management, and law. Public administration, both as a scholarly study and professional preparation, is interdisciplinary in substance and methodology, borrowing from economics, sociology, psychology, business, industrial engineering, as well as political science and law.

At UTPA, the study of public administration at the graduate level is intended as professional preparation for public service in governmental agencies at the federal, state, regional and local levels and for the non-profit sector. The MPA program offers students the opportunity to develop skills required to properly serve the public and to have successful public sector careers.

Please visit to learn more about UTPA’s Master of Public Administration program.

About The University of Texas Pan-American
UTPA provides an affordable education and global opportunities with a choice of 56 bachelor's, 56 master's, three doctoral, and two cooperative doctoral programs within seven colleges. Learn more about UTPA at

About Academic Partnerships
Dallas-based Academic Partnerships helps public universities deliver their traditional degree programs online, supporting the universities at all stages of the process. The company is founded by education entrepreneur, Randy Best, and guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and globally. For more information, see

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