Master of Public Administration

100% Online

Courses are designed with the working professional in mind. Accessible 24/7, the 100% online courses are easy to navigate from anywhere, at any time.  Program can be completed in 16-months, or busy professionals can choose the part-time option which takes 2-years.    


Utah residents and non-residents pay the same affordable tuition rate for the 36-credit  program.  Graduates with a Master of Public Administration degree are expected to earn up to 20% more per year than with a bachelor's degree alone, making for an excellent return on investment.

Small Classes

Smaller class sizes facilitate networking between students and instructors to build long-lasting relationships and career connections, and allow for more individualized learning.  Students can expect class sizes of 20 or fewer.

Graduate Certificates

Students can maximize their educational investment by earning a graduate certificate in Healthcare Administration,  Emergency Management/Homeland Security, or Higher Education Leadership along with the MPA degree.  Students can use their MPA elective options to take courses within these areas, allowing them to earn an extra credential without having to take extra classes.  Contact us for more details.


Our Program

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at UVU develops the next generation of public service administrators  through an applied and engaging education providing the broad-based knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for public service.

Admission Requirements

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What Can You Do with an MPA degree?


Accepting applications for August 2024  

Application deadline July 15

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Students interested in learning more about the dynamic MPA program at UVU are invited to attend an upcoming online information session. At the session, you will learn about the program from current faculty and staff, including details about class dates and times, application deadlines, and prerequisite requirements.  Click on a date/time to register!

Come visit us at the Graduate Programs Fair in the Hall of Flags on UVU Campus, Wednesday, April 3rd, 11am - 1pm!

Tuesday, April 16th @noon on UVU campus  (Room CB 210A) - Free Lunch Voucher for Registered Attendees! Register Here

Wednesday, April 3rd, 6:30pm, Virtual Info Session - Register Here - Meeting Link


Sessions provided at other times by request. To request a link to a meeting, or for questions, send an email to [email protected]

Questions? Contact Us:

Matt Flint

Steven Sylvester

Director, Master of Public administration

[email protected]

Professional Page

801.863.5769 | CB 203-G
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Kim Sparks

MPA Program manager

[email protected]

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