Online Public Policy and Administration Degree Requirements
Our online MPPA degree program teaches students techniques and strategies to analyze, understand, and advocate for policy, as well as manage public sector teams and projects. The program is flexible and delivered entirely online with hands-on learning opportunities that showcase both analytical and soft skills in communication and management.
Your thesis project varies based on your experience level, completed either in an applied research setting or through an experiential learning component. The program includes 30 credits of core courses and 6 credits of elective courses, which students can choose based on their goals and personal work. These range from public health and private healthcare policy to education policy.
Our faculty members are highly experienced and offer top-notch instruction in various career pathways. The online Master of Public Policy and Administration degree program can be completed in as few as four semesters, with options for full-time and part-time enrollment.
Urban Planning Concentration
This interdisciplinary online program contains core and elective courses from a range of perspectives that allows students from all industries to further their niche training. If you want to take on a policy role or advance to management levels in the urban planning field, demonstrate your elevated knowledge through an Urban Planning concentration pathway.
Courses that may be required or available for students pursuing the Urban Planning pathway vary but may include:
- MPA 512: History and Theory of Urban Planning
- MPA 561: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Nonprofit Leadership Concentration
Course offerings vary each semester based on online availability. Courses that could further your career in nonprofit administration, policy education, or other community causes include:
- MPA 514: Nonprofits and Public Policy
- MPA 515: Strategic Planning and Management
- MBA 556: Executive Leadership
Local Government Concentration
Pursuing advanced knowledge to support your career in local government allows you to more effectively manage and implement policy and public programs for various municipal functions.
- MPA 513: Seminar on Local Government
- MPA 517: Governmental Budgeting
- MPA 518: Public Sector Organizations
4+1 Degree Option for Undergraduates
If you are a York undergraduate studying any major, including political science, economics, or public history, the College offers the online master’s in Public Policy and Administration program as a 4+1 degree. This allows undergraduate students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a total of five years.
Contact the History and Political Science department chair to learn about the 4+1 program.
Earn a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration Online With York College of Pennsylvania
The online master's degree program in Public Policy and Administration at York College of Pennsylvania equips students with the necessary experience and training to become effective leaders in public service. By leveraging policy, graduates of this engaged and accessible program can make a tangible impact in their communities.
Ready to begin or advance your career with an online MPPA? Review graduate program admissions requirements and begin your application today.