The Master of Public Administration program prepares entrepreneurial and innovative public service leaders and executives to be effective and successful in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. Public service offers a career filled with excitement, challenge, and significance. Opportunities are numerous, ranging from positions in local, state and national and international agencies to those in health institutions and nonprofit organizations. There has never been a greater opportunity for public service leaders and executives who can apply their knowledge and skills to solving the most important leadership and community challenges facing these organizations in an increasingly complex and changing world. Public service careers allow people the opportunity to make a difference in their community and beyond. Learn more about public service careers.
The M.P.A. degree is for students seeking career growth and expanded leadership opportunities in public and nonprofit enterprises. Rich in federal regional offices and health service agencies, Kansas City provides the ideal urban laboratory in which to study.
Nonprofit Management (ranked No. 15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report)
Health Services Administration
Urban Policy and Administration
*The GRE is no longer required for those who hold a 3.5 or better undergraduate GPA.