Online Public Administration Programs

Prepare to make a difference in the public sector with the knowledge and skills you’ll gain in our online public administration programs.

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Set yourself up for an impactful and rewarding career


A public administration education can pave the way for an impactful career, empowering individuals to make positive change, lead effective policies and shape a better future for their communities. By gaining comprehensive knowledge of policy-making, resource management and public service, you can open doors to a range of fulfilling career opportunities in government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector, driving meaningful progress and making a lasting difference.

Why choose an online public administration program from USI?

  • Flexible online learning: Access your coursework around the clock and finish your studies at your convenience.
  • Cost-effective tuition: Experience the affordability of our pay-by-the-course tuition structure.
  • Industry-relevant curriculum: Our public administration curriculum provides the most relevant knowledge and skills to ensure you are primed for real-world success.
  • Multiple program options: Select your program of choice to align with your career goals and civil service leadership.

Which online program is right for you?

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Master of Public Administration – Nonprofit Administration Concentration

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$16,740* Total Tuition

Become a mission-driven leader who can successfully grow a nonprofit. This respected online master’s program qualifies you for public and private sector leadership roles such as foundation director, fundraising manager and program evaluator. Engage directly with community organizations to gain hands-on experience in areas such as research, grant writing, budgeting, volunteer management and donor cultivation. Study online at your convenience and finish in as few as 12 months.

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GRADUATE PROGRAM

Master of Public Administration – Public Administration Concentration

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$16,740* Total Tuition

Operate at the forefront of public policy decision-making and become a force for positive change. This affordable online master’s program prepares you for leadership roles in government. Hone your critical-thinking and analytical skills; learn how to evaluate programs and make policy recommendations; and gain hands-on experience in grant writing, budgeting and human resource management. Study 100 percent online while you continue to work and complete the program in as few as 12 months.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Nonprofit Administration Certificate

As few as 6 months Duration
12 Credit Hours
$5,580* Total Tuition

Forge a path to leadership with an affordable Nonprofit Administration Certificate from USI. Work alongside real-world partners who build your proficiency in grant writing, budgeting and human resource management. Hone your organizational, communication and problem-solving skills. This robust certificate program enables you to distinguish yourself as an in-demand specialist. Study 100 percent online and finish in as few as six months.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Public Administration Certificate

As few as 6 months Duration
12 Credit Hours
$5,580* Total Tuition

Learn what it takes to successfully manage and implement public policies and qualify for leadership roles in government. This affordable certificate program equips you with essential knowledge and skills so you can administer public programs at local, state and federal agencies with competence. Gain a deeper understanding of how economic, social and political forces shape policies and learn from real-world public sector partners. Study 100 percent online and finish in as few as six months.

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*Tuition applicable for current start dates and is subject to change. Any questions regarding tuition should be directed to the Bursar's Office. If you step out of the program, returning to the program may have different tuition and fees applied.

The Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana is one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide to earn this prestigious accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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*Tuition applicable for current start dates and is subject to change. Any questions regarding tuition should be directed to the Bursar’s Office. If you step out of the program, returning to the program may have different tuition and fees applied.

Nonprofit Administration Certificate

Duration: 6 months Credit Hours: 12 Tuition: $465 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/2/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Forge a path to leadership with an affordable Nonprofit Administration Certificate from USI. Work alongside real-world partners who build your proficiency in grant writing, budgeting and human resource management. Hone your organizational, communication and problem-solving skills. This robust certificate program enables you to distinguish yourself as an in-demand specialist. Study 100 percent online and finish in as few as six months.

Public Administration Certificate

Duration: 6 months Credit Hours: 12 Tuition: $465 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/2/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Learn what it takes to successfully manage and implement public policies and qualify for leadership roles in government. This affordable certificate program equips you with essential knowledge and skills so you can administer public programs at local, state and federal agencies with competence. Gain a deeper understanding of how economic, social and political forces shape policies and learn from real-world public sector partners. Study 100 percent online and finish in as few as six months.

Master of Public Administration – Nonprofit Administration Concentration

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $465 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/2/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Become a mission-driven leader who can successfully grow a nonprofit. This respected online master’s program qualifies you for public and private sector leadership roles such as foundation director, fundraising manager and program evaluator. Engage directly with community organizations to gain hands-on experience in areas such as research, grant writing, budgeting, volunteer management and donor cultivation. Study online at your convenience and finish in as few as 12 months.

Master of Public Administration – Public Administration Concentration

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $465 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/2/24 Start class: 8/19/24

Operate at the forefront of public policy decision-making and become a force for positive change. This affordable online master’s program prepares you for leadership roles in government. Hone your critical-thinking and analytical skills; learn how to evaluate programs and make policy recommendations; and gain hands-on experience in grant writing, budgeting and human resource management. Study 100 percent online while you continue to work and complete the program in as few as 12 months.

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