Master of Public Affairs

Pursue your degree online, on your time

Prepare for high-level positions with local, state and federal government organizations. As a graduate of our Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program, you can pursue careers as a director of public works, legislative aide, economic development officer and various other roles.

Because public service professionals come face to face with citizens who need their help and assistance, they are able to influence the direction of their organizations, guide public policy, and impact the lives of citizens in real and meaningful ways.


Learn from a pioneer in online education

At IWU, we have a long and established history in online education. To this day, we offer some of the most flexible, supportive and affordable online programs around.

Whether you're a busy parent or working professional, our online Master of Public Affairs provides the flexibility you need to earn your degree while keeping up with the rest of your life.

Benefits of our online Master's degree program

  • Technical support available
  • Access to online library resources
  • Experienced instructors who care about you and your goals
  • Take one course at a time
  • Complete your degree in as little as two years

What you'll learn – career-driven curriculum

Our graduate program draws from the fields of management, political science, economics, law and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach will help you develop a deeper understanding in the areas of public management and public policy while providing you with practical skills that allow you to address important problems in public sector organizations and societies as a whole.

As a student, you'll study topics including:

  • 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, healthcare, housing and healthy food to children living in poverty

If you're interested in online MPA programs, or you're hoping to advance your career in the fields of public or criminal justice administration, contact us today to see if this program is right for you. Just fill out the form on this page, and one of our representatives will answer any questions you have about the online adult education programs offered at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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