Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Launches Online Master of Arts in Public Administration

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Program combines public and nonprofit sector perspectives.

Demands on government services and nonprofit organizations are rising as resources shrink. The public administration field needs effective and ethical leaders with solid skills and a proactive outlook to manage agencies in this challenging landscape. To develop such leaders, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has launched an online Master of Arts in Public Administration to provide broad-based training that speaks to both the public and nonprofit sectors.

Offered completely online, this affordable and convenient program does not require experience in public administration and welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds. Those interested in creating a new career in the field, as well as public administration professionals seeking to advance theirs, will find the program valuable.

Interactive and collaborative coursework incorporates both nonprofit and government perspectives, providing a comprehensive view of public administration across many different types of organizations.

The curriculum develops three crucial competencies for public service and nonprofit leaders: managerial analysis, leadership, and ethical service. Students will learn to make strategic plans in complex circumstances, build alliances, analyze the effects of public policies, and communicate effectively and responsively. Consisting of 12 courses, the program can be completed in two years.

Program outcomes can be applied toward a variety of roles in the public, nonprofit, and even private sectors. Graduates may work in local, state, or federal governments in urban planning, community affairs, or legislative offices. The nonprofit world offers opportunities within charities, foundations, NGOs, and more. Companies that do business with the government or nonprofit can also benefit from hiring M.A. in Public Administration graduates.

Visit for more information about the program or call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor today.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota:
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor's, bachelor's completion, master's, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at

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