Online Master of Public Administration
Impact Organizations as an Ethical and Effective Leader With an Online MPA
Bold, Transformative, Christian Education
Guided by Calvin University’s mission of renewal, the online MPA program equips you with the ethical leadership skills to serve globally as a well-informed and transformational leader. Through our in-depth curriculum, students prepare for diverse careers in various public and nonprofit organizations. The program features diverse concentrations, including:
- State and Local Government Administration
- Nonprofit Administration and Community Engagement
- Organizational Leadership
- Spatial Analysis
Graduates excel in nonprofit and government roles in policy analysis, program evaluation, economic development, and administrative management.
At Calvin, your online learning experience will ensure that you’re prepared to move forward with wisdom and influence, impacting our world through Christ. You will receive individualized attention to ensure you’re meeting your goals and given the flexibility you need to succeed.
For students who want to pursue a graduate-level credential without earning a full degree, Calvin offers two 100% online certificates: Public Administration and Nonprofit Administration.
36 Credit Hours
1–3 Year Duration
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Gain the Skills You Need to Lead with an MPA Degree
The curriculum in the MPA online program prepares you to take a Christ-centered ethical and efficient approach to leadership and public administration.
Become a Part of the Calvin University Story
Online or on-campus, we offer rigorous coursework and unwavering commitment to our students. After completing our online degree programs, graduates will enter the world ready to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal.
Make a Difference in a Variety of MPA Careers
Employment of social and community service managers is expected to grow 12% between 2021 and 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.1 That’s just one of the dynamic, change-making careers that you can pursue with a degree in public administration. Our graduates accept the following roles and more:
- City Manager
- Public Works Director
- Government Program Manager
- Urban or Regional Planner
- Administrative Service Manager
- Grants Coordinator
- Health Services Manager
Calvin University ranked No. 4 in Regional Universities Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in 2022.
- “Social and Community Service Managers.” Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on February 10, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/.