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Degree programs

Traditional On-Campus Program

The traditional on-campus program is designed to provide students with a sound combination of theoretical knowledge and applied learning to build competency in administrative management and policy analysis. A signature part of the on-campus program is a semester-long practicum experience where pre-service students are provided with unique opportunities to engage in project-based work alongside professional staff at the School or in an externally approved internship. Projects vary in size and scope and students often work directly with area nonprofit organizations and local government.

Executive MPA Program

Since 2002, professionals in government, nonprofit and service organizations have been earning executive MPA degrees in just two years, by collaborating online and attending residential class meetings.

The Ohio Executive MPA (OEMPA) combines the convenience of online learning with intensive classroom interaction, one weekend a month, on Ohio University's Athens and regional campuses.  the monthly residencies consist of class meetings beginning at 6 p.m Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. Sunday.  three residences are held each academic semester.  All courses are led by Ohio University faculty and a strong core of adjunct faculty.

By combining high academic standards with a convenient schedule, we have created an executive MPA to meet your needs.