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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, business and industry, associations, agencies 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, at Ohio University's Dublin Center.  The weekend residencies consist of class meetings beginning at 6 p.m Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 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. 

Online MPA Program

Designed for working professionals, the online MPA makes it possible for students across the country to participate in a career-advancing program with limited interruption to personal and professional responsibilities. OHIO’s online MPA offers a curriculum that’s built for the real challenges of public administration. Courses explore topics like data analysis, public-private partnerships, and measuring outcomes. Additionally, students in the program can specialize their expertise by choosing from concentrations that reflect the current landscape of public affairs: public management, nonprofit management, and environmental and energy policy.