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Master's in Public Administration – Public Management Specialization

To become an inspiring leader and competent manager in public service, you need the skills required of today’s professionals. The MPA in Public Management degree program at Indiana Wesleyan University was designed to help professionals with their bachelor’s level education to prepare for the next level in their careers.

This program allows students to gain practical knowledge and leadership skills through the convenience of online learning. In less than two years, you can complete your MPA degree at our accredited Christian university.

Why Pursue My MPA in Public Management Online at IWU?

There are several benefits to earning your Public Administration degree at IWU. We provide a full system of student support, including tutoring, tech support, and full-time chaplains to all our students.

Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition once you start this Master’s in Public Administration Online program. This eliminates the worry of unexpected cost increases once you start classes.

What Will I Learn in This MPA in Public Management Online Program?

The MPA in Public Management helps students excel in management positions in government, craft policy that results in real benefits for the public sector, and fully understand the administrative functions that tie everything together. Courses include topics in public institutions and values, financing public services, productivity improvement, economic development, and more. The curriculum concludes with a capstone project that exemplifies the academic and personal growth gained throughout the program.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

36 Credit Hours


$559/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This MPA in Public Management Program

The curriculum for this master’s in public administration Online covers how to:

  • Manage effectively and apply leadership skills in public governance roles
  • Steer policy processes toward positive outcomes
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences from a global perspective
  • Synthesize biblical principles with your career in public service

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Criminal Justice
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies
  • Military Career Advancement
  • Non-Profit Leadership
  • Public Policy

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), verified on official transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed. If an applicant's GPA is below 2.5, the student may be admitted on a probationary basis, as established by the guidelines of the college.
  • All credits required in the curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in each course. A grade of "C-" or below will require the course to be repeated.
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0 in all IWU graduate work.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma.
Program Requirements
  • Students must successfully complete POL-521 (minimum grade of "C") in order to continue in the program.
  • Students must successfully complete all core and specialization courses prior to taking the capstone course.
Transfer of Credits
  • Credit may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution (maximum of six hours) for any core or specialization course except for POL-587. The curriculum will be completed in the order established by Indiana Wesleyan University. Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to modify the curriculum as necessary.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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