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Online Master of Public Administration

Serve your community. Succeed while doing it.

Features of AMC’s MPA program:

  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from professors who have decades of experience and succeeded in a variety of public sector industries – legal, government, military, non-profit. Read some of their bios here.
  • Unique specializations: Choose from a variety of specializations to customize your MPA degree according to your professional goals, elevating you to have a competitive edge; from criminal justice, homeland security, emergency management, fire/rescue services and more!
    See our specializations.
  • Mid-career track available: Individuals with four or more years of professional experience in the field are eligible to waive two classes from the traditional MPA curriculum, saving you time and money!
  • No entrance exam required
  • No thesis required
  • Online format: Study when you want, where you want with a convenient all-online format – perfect for working professionals and parents.

MPA Specializations


Master the skills to lead at all levels of government.

Criminal Justice

Become a police chief or other leader in law enforcement.

Emergency Management

Learn what it takes to lead in a crisis.

Fire/Rescue Services

Train to become a fire chief or other public safety leader.

Homeland Security

Play a part in leading this fast-growing, integral sector of America’s defense infrastructure.

The knowledge and skills obtained from Anna Maria’s online MPA can help lay the foundation to advance your career to high-level, leadership positions including Police Chief, Fire Chief, City Manager, Disaster Relief Manage and more. Options are limitless with an MPA from Anna Maria College

You’re moments away from the beginning of a career-building, life-changing journey. To start, complete the form to learn more about AMC’s master’s degree in Public Administration, or call 877-265-3201 to speak with an admissions adviser.