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Help influence decisions that serve the public interest.

As a Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission member, the work you do every day is transformative. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Ohio University can help provide you with a greater capacity to serve your community. It can also help position you for career advancement with the skills you need to help address complex social issues, meet challenges head-on, strategize solutions, and make key decisions that benefit people from all walks of life. As part of our MORPC partnership, Ohio University is offering a $1,000 tuition scholarship for MORPC members. 

Based on current best practices, our MPA program can help you explore leadership while gaining highly valuable skills that transcend government, public service, non-profit organizations, and businesses both large and small. Delivered in two formats, 100% Online MPA or the Executive MPA offered on Saturdays at Ohio University’s Dublin Campus, you’ll have the flexibility to balance your studies with work, family, and other important commitments.

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission members can also explore opportunities to seek career advancement and gain additional leverage in a world that is increasingly defined by technology, critical thinking, and strategic insight. With a focused and balanced curriculum dedicated to efficiency in management, we can help you become more skilled at your profession while enhancing your career opportunities.


Upcoming Application Deadlines:

December 3, 2021

Executive MPA:

December 16, 2021

Online MPA:

December 3, 2021

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service

Our MPA program is offered by the only public service school in the U.S. that partners with a college of business on a Center for Entrepreneurship. Through this initiative, you can benefit from an innovative approach that instills knowledge of financial management and human capital to help broaden your ability to develop effective and practical policy leadership.

You can choose our Executive MPA, which is offered on Saturdays at the Ohio University Dublin Campus, or our Online MPA program offers four focused and dedicated concentrations:

  • Crisis and Emergency Management
  • Public Leadership and Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • State and Local Government Management
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Choose from 4 concentrations.

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No GRE or GMAT required.

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Complete your degree 100% online, in as few as 2 years

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Benefit from the only public service school in the U.S. that partners with a college of business on a Center for Entrepreneurship

Students in the online and Executive MPA programs are eligible for the following tuition scholarships:

MPA Partner

Certain state agencies, municipalities, professional associations, and private corporations have formalized an agreement with us to be considered MPA Partners. Employees of our MPA Partners will receive a $1,000 scholarship for one term.


Veterans and active duty military from any branch are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship for one term in appreciation for their public service.

Ohio University Alumni

Ohio University graduates can receive a $1,000 scholarship for their second or subsequent term of the program.