Master of Public Administration

About the Master in Public Administration

Our program is very cost-competitive and we serve students currently employed or seeking employment in the public and nonprofit sectors. The University of Dayton has offered an MPA degree since 1967.

Accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the MPA program consists of 39 semester hours with 27 hours of core courses. Students without current employment in the public or non-profit sectors participate in an internship program, while those students currently working in relevant jobs engage in a public service project to expand their career options. Classes are typically offered during the evening, one night per week, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

We emphasize a core of recognized public management skills, including the development of team-oriented and interpersonal skills, organizational and communication skills, and organizational leadership capabilities. 

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Graduation Rates

MPA Students, entering in 2010-11

Full Time Students

  • Initially Enrolled: 3
  • Graduated in 100% of Program Length: 3
  • Graduated in 150% of Program Length: 0
  • Graduated in 200% of Program Length: 0

Part Time Students

  • Initially Enrolled: 8
  • Graduated in 100% of Program Length: 0
  • Graduated in 150% pf Program Length: 6
  • Graduated in 200% of Program Length: 0

MPA Total

  • Initially Enrolled: 11
  • Graduated in 100% of Program Length: 3
  • Graduated in 150% pf Program Length: 6
  • Graduated in 200% of Program Length: 0

Employment Rates, six months after graduation

Our graduates are employed in the following sectors: U.S. government; State of Ohio government; city, county or other local government; domestic non-profit; international non-profit or NGO; and private business (not research or consulting. Some are obtaining further education. At this time, there are no graduates with unknown status. The information available on 2015-16 and 2016-17 graduates is listed below:

2015-16 Graduates, Pre-Service

  • City, county or local government: 1
TOTAL: 1

2015-16 Graduates, In-Service

  • City, county or local government: 1
  • Domestic non-profit: 3
TOTAL: 4

2016-17 Graduates, Pre-Service

  • U.S. Government: 2
  • Domestic non-profit: 4
  • Obtaining further education: 2
TOTAL: 8

2016-17 Graduates, In-Service

  • Domestic non-profit: 2
TOTAL: 2
CONTACT

Master in Public Administration

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425
937-229-3626
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