About Us

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 Entering in 2010-11 Initially Enrolled Graduated in 100% of Degree Program Length Graduated in 150% of Degree Program Length Graduated in 200% of Degree Program Length
Full Time 3 3 0 0
Part Time 8 0 6 0
MPA Total 11 3 6 0

Employment Rates, 6 months after graduation

Employment Sector 2013-2014 Graduates
Pre-Service
2013-2014 Graduates
In-Service
2014-2015 Graduates
Pre-Service
2014-2015 Graduates
In-Service
US Government
Ohio Government 1 1
City/County/Local Government 2
Non-profit (domestic) 2 1 1 2
Non-profit/NGO (international)
Private (not research/consulting)
Obtaining further education 1 2
Status unknown 1 1
Total 4 4 5 2

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Master in Public Administration

St. Joseph Hall 227 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425

937-229-3626