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Connect to Your Future in Public Administration

Connect with the community's needs through research and professional service while completing the Master of Public Administration program at Wichita State.


Quick Details

  • The MPA online program follows Wichita State's semester schedule, you can begin Fall or Spring Semester.
  • Just 39 hours of graduate coursework required. Study full or part time.
  • No GMAT or GRE required for program admission.
    • See all admissions requirements for the MPA program.
  • You will work with your Online Graduate Coordinator to develop a plan of study that will suit your schedule and interests.

  • Graduate tuition is $404.19 per credit hour*, additional college fees may apply. Based on 2018-2019 tuition rates, subject to change.
  • Enhance your MPA by adding a certificate in Public Finance to your plan of study - just 12 additional credit hours.


An MPA from Wichita State will open many career opportunities in the public sector. Graduates will be prepared to take on management roles at various levels in the public sector including nonprofit and state and local government.

Possible careers could include:

  • City Manager
  • County Executive
  • Nonprofit Financial Manager
  • Nonprofit Executive Director or Administrator
  • Research Analyst
  • Policy Expert

MPA Admissions Requirements

Applications are evaluated upon receipt, only a limited number of students are accepted in this program each year. No GRE required.

Application Process for the Master of Public Administration:

  1. Admission to the WSU Graduate School
    1. Apply online to the Graduate School
    2. $60 Graduate School application fee
  2. Official transcripts submitted to the Graduate School
    1. Undergraduate degree must be from a regionally accredited institution
    2. Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in last 60 hours of coursework
  3. Required materials must be submitted through you online application
    1. Letter of Application - outline career plans and how the degree will help you achieve those goals
    2. Resume - include professional and volunteer experience
    3. Two professional letters of reference

Students in this online program will be admitted to the WSU Graduate School.


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