Master of Public Administration Online
Achieve more with your MPA online.
The Master of Public Administration online degree is designed to help working professionals move up or make a shift into the public or nonprofit sector. Earning your MPA online through the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB)—part of the prestigious UT System – is the first step in maximizing the impact you have in your community. This flexible online degree program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need for management and director opportunities!
MPA Program Advantages at UTPB
- Affordable tuition – just $11,761.56
- No thesis or internship required
- Accelerated, 100% online program
- Earn your MPA in as few as 12 months
- 8-week courses—6 starts per year
In our Master of Public Administration online degree program, you will develop competencies for public and nonprofit management and leadership in areas such as:
- Budgeting and financial management
- Human resources
- Organizational design and administration
- Public policy formation, implementation and evaluation
- Analytical techniques
Learn from professionals
UTPB's online courses are taught by the same respected UTPB faculty members who teach on campus. MPA courses are generally taught by faculty with both a doctorate and substantial real world work experience. You'll find our faculty and staff are supportive and responsive to your needs. In fact, our online graduate degree programs earn high marks from U.S. News & World Report — #6 Student Services and Technology and #24 Student Engagement and Accreditation.
Make a difference
Upon graduating from UTPB's online MPA program, you will be prepared to tackle challenges in your community—and advance your career at the same time. Our graduates take on management and leadership roles in a variety of public and nonprofit sector organizations. Such organizations provide, plan, evaluate, fund, and/or regulate services in areas such as health care, criminal justice, human services, parks and recreation, transportation, economic development, public safety, the fine arts, and more.
To complete this Master of Public Administration program online:
You must complete 12 courses, totaling 36 hours, including 21 hours of core coursework and 15 hours of elective courses.
The UTPB MPA program requires proctoring in one or more courses during the program. This requirement allows students to take their exams with webcam and live remote proctoring at a cost of $22 per two hour exam or it can be met by coming to the UTPB campus in Odessa, Texas at a designated time. For more information regarding the proctoring requirements, please contact Dr. Hank Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 432-552-2342.
Additional options for EDUC 6305 course may be available.
Note about elective courses: EDLD courses often allow MPAL students to do assignments and papers on the non-school settings in which they work. The concepts in EDLD courses are often applicable to non-school settings. MPAL students may (with the permission of the Coordinator) take up to two 4000 level courses for the degree. There are two 4000 level courses below that have been approved; others may be considered.