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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Lead & Serve to Ignite Real Change

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Level up your potential in the realm of public and nonprofit service.

Our newest graduate degree program, a master of public administration, is a specialized degree that provides you with the skills to be managers in public and nonprofit organizations. The program offers three different tracks for the right fit for your life – traditional, accelerated and executive. You'll gain expertise through classroom learning that includes significant hands-on preparation for a career in public and nonprofit service. With courses in public and nonprofit management, you have an abundance of options in our MPA program.

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Application Process

Find out what you need to do to start on your career as a leader and problem-solver for the common good.


Make an Impact

Learn to lead your organization efficiently, effectively and equitably. Make your community a better place to live. 

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The Place to Be

UW-Green Bay is nationally recognized for value and only one of three colleges in Wisconsin with a master of public administration.

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Be In Demand

A master’s degree catapults you ahead of your peers in job search and promotions.

Courses focus on important skills and competencies for the public and nonprofit sectors including management, ethics, leadership, budgeting and financial management, public policy analysis, grant writing and human resources management. Plus, our three tracks allow you to tailor your education to your current career.

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Degree Details

UW-Green Bay is the place to get your master of public administration degree because of community connections and program flexibility.

Community Partnerships

Our program leverages UW-Green Bay’s relationships with local organizations to get you hands-on experience and help solve real community problems.

Financial Support

As someone who went to college for a bachelor's degree, you already know how important scholarships can be. Apply here to decrease your financial load.

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Designed For You

To give you more flexibility, this degree consists of a mixture of modalities with an emphasis on synchronous, online classes.

Gage Beck

Skills to Serve

"This program opens up many possibilities because it teaches me skills that are applicable to public and nonprofit organizations across the country."

Gage Beck
Master's Degree in Public Administration

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Meet Professor Kerry Kuenzi

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Kerry Kuenzi, associate professor and chair of our graduate program here at UW-Green Bay, has recently published about career trajectories of nonprofit executives and nonprofit management education, making her well-versed in professional opportunities.

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