Master of Public Affairs
What is the MPA degree?
The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) is a professional degree for those interested in a
public service career involving governmental operations or public policy.
The MPA degree at Indiana
Wesleyan University is an interdisciplinary degree, drawing from the fields of
management, political science, economics, law and sociology. Therefore, our online MPA programs focus
on diverse areas of public management and public policy in order to equip graduates with
public sector knowledge and a wide-ranging practical skill set to address
important problems of society or within public sector organizations.
Public Service: Making a Difference
public service careers so unique and rewarding is the emphasis on “making a
difference.” Today’s governmental leaders face many challenging issues,
- Securing the United States
against the possibility of terrorism
- Redeveloping decaying urban
areas that have experienced economic decline and an increase in crime
- Transitioning veterans back
into society as productive citizens
- Providing quality education,
health care, housing and healthy food to children living in poverty
of challenges are just one small part of what today’s public sector leaders are
tackling in their professional careers. Many public service professionals are
involved in providing vital day-to-day services in cities, counties and states.
These professionals are continually challenged to provide new and expanding
services to meet the demands of an ever-changing population. Because they come
face to face with citizens who need their help and assistance, public sector
professionals are able to influence the direction of their organizations, guide
public policy, and impact the lives of citizens in real and meaningful ways.
seeking degree completion
with a Master of public affairs
in Indiana, IWU is committed to:
- iPad – An Apple iPad is
available for purchase through Indiana Wesleyan University. If purchased,
students will be charged for the iPad as part of the fees for the first
- E-books will be utilized in
this graduate program for textbooks
If you are interested in earning your Master’s degree in public affairs online or another related area of specialization, including criminal justice administration,
please contact our Christian university at 866-IWU-4-YOU for more information
about our adult