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100% Online Graduate Programs in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Earn your degree from the only NASPAA-accredited, 100% online program in Ohio.1

Make a difference and increase your career and earning potential. Kent State University's affordable online graduate public administration programs allow you to apply the skills needed to be successful in the workforce. Choose from two options:

Designed to give you the skills you need to effect positive change in your community while advancing your career in the public or nonprofit sector, the online graduate programs in public administration and nonprofit management at Kent State will prepare you to:

  • Understand budgeting and financial management within both the public and nonprofit sector
  • Comprehend and utilize complex nonprofit and public sector laws
  • Create effective strategic plans to support an organization or department
  • Become an ethical leader within a nonprofit organization

Interested in a career in public or nonprofit service? Find out how you can put your degree to good use.

Apply by November 15 for priority consideration for the spring 2020 term!

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Ethical.

Become an ethical leader and an agent of positive change in your community.

Affordable.

Choose one of the most affordable NASPAA-accredited programs in Ohio.

Flexible.

100% online program allows you to earn your graduate degree from anywhere.


Why Choose Kent State University

  • 92 percent of graduates are satisfied with our programs2
  • 50 percent of online students received or expect to receive a promotion within six months of graduating from the online MPA2
  • Benefit from one of the most affordable programs in Ohio
  • Finish in as few as two years for the master’s degree, or as little as one year for the certificate
  • No GRE required


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1. Retrieved on July 23, 2019 from https://www.naspaa.org/schools-search.
2. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of the Kent State University online MPA from graduating cohorts between 2015 and 2018, including respondents who indicated they expect to change employers within 6 months from the time of their response.