Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

University of Alaska Anchorage


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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree provides the knowledge and skills for administrative careers in public service. Students come from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences to gain tools, techniques, and insights that build strong administrative capacity.

The University of Alaska Anchorage, Master’s in Public Administration and Policy creates a distinguished community of ethical and highly skilled public leaders and professionals who serve the state, nation and global community from interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives.

  • By preparing public servants with leadership and technical skills, vision, and ethical standards for responsible positions in government and non-profit agencies;
  • Through research and service that forward the public interest and professional knowledge in addressing of state, national and global issues; and
  • Mastering practices of multicultural inclusion, social science methodologies and the capacity to navigate complex integrated systems. The program offers an in-depth understanding of the essential elements for effective management and organizational development in public and non-profit entities.

We’d like to invite you to explore the program and meet our esteemed faculty. The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) recruits some of the best and the brightest minds in the nation, who are faculty members of the Public Administration Department, here at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

We’re excited to partner with you in your academic and educational journey!



3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, Alaska 99508