Thrive in Advanced Management and Public Administration Careers
After completing the online MPA program from UD, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and leadership skills to help organizations through today’s most pressing challenges.
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Notable Alumni: Graduates in UD’s MPA alumni network have held impressive career titles such as Executive Vice President, Corporate Vice President, Director of Public Policy, CEO and Governor of the State of Delaware.
Known for Excellence: Our online MPA is ranked in the 2021 Best Public Affairs Programs by U.S. News & World Report, including the Best Nonprofit Management, Public Finance/Budgeting and Public Management/Leadership programs.
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Develop Values-Based Decision-Making Skills for Diverse Roles
Government Officials/Chief Executives1 $113,270 per year
Administrative Services Managers2 $98,890 per year
Social & Community Services Managers, Local Government3 $87,720 per year
Urban & Regional Planner4 $75,950 per year
Apply your Versatile Skills Set to Varied Opportunities
We’ve developed our top-ranked online MPA program to prepare you for numerous roles in local, state and federal government, organizations, nonprofits and more. Our graduates have gone on to pursue impressive public administration careers such as:
- Corporate Vice President
- Director of Public Policy
- Executive Vice President
- Federal consultant
- Medical and health services manager
- Nonprofit manager
Public Administration Career Outlook
- Jobs for social and community service managers are expected to grow 15% from 2020 to 2030, which is faster than average compared to other occupational groups.3
- Over 28,600 new jobs will become available for administrative services and facilities managers from 2020 to 2030.2
- Urban and city planners will continue to be needed as new and existing communities require extensive development and improved infrastructure, including housing, roads, sewer systems, parks and schools.4
As a UD Online student, you’ll gain access to all available student and career services from the University of Delaware.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Ethical leadership
- Financial management
- Human resources
- Information technology in management
- Microeconomics concepts
- Nonprofit management
- Performance management
- Program evaluation
- Public administration
- Public policy
- Research design and data analysis
- Urban affairs