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With an online Master of Public Administration from Ohio University, you can enhance your ability to find practical solutions to issues affecting the public sector. This program is designed to help prepare you for leadership opportunities by developing your project management, communication, policy analysis, and financial management skills.

We offer four distinct concentrations, allowing you to engage in promoting public efforts that spark your interest:

  • Crisis and Emergency Management
  • State and Local Government Management
  • Public Leadership and Management
  • Non-Profit Management
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Our Executive Master of Public Administration is a program for professionals that have been in the workplace for at least three years.  The Executive MPA program introduces students to the fundamental elements of public policy and administration. These elements include disciplinary knowledge of public policy and administration, public service, leadership and data management. Our emphasis on combining theory and practice helps students learn to think critically and creatively, while engaging in problem solving activities that address both real and theoretical situations.

  • Designed for in-career professionals
  • Earned in 20 Saturdays over a two-year period
  • Online-based and in-person classes at our Dublin Campus
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Military Friendly Gold School

A proud tradition of supporting our military

Whether you are actively serving, in the reserves, or retired, at Ohio University, we’re grateful for your service — and committed to helping you further your education.

In 2021, we were named one of the nation’s top military-friendly schools for the tenth consecutive year, and we’ve ranked in the top 10 for the last three years. The Military Friendly® Schools list represents the standard for higher education institutions that provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

As an online student, you can also benefit from our Veterans and Military Student Support Services Center, which provides programs and services for student veterans, military personnel, and their family members, including:

  • A variety of social and academic support outlets
  • Assistance transitioning from military to academic life
  • Assistance with deployment and training issues


Your education can be accessible AND affordable

Ohio University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program — designed to help cover up to 100% of students’ out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed the Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits.

In addition, veterans and active duty military from any branch are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship for one term towards their Master of Public Administration, in appreciation of their public service.

For assistance applying for your VA benefits, you can contact the Veterans Benefits Administration office directly at 1-888-442-4551, or visit

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“It’s truly a value of mine to contribute to society in a greater way. And every class showed me that and how you could have an impact in the community even more so.”

– Charlotte La Belle, Online MPA student & Ohio Army National Guard

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