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Master of Public Administration


The mission of the ASU MPA program is to prepare a new generation of public service professionals that can successfully address problems of democratic governance in public administration at the local, state and national levels. We expect our graduates to serve the public through their work in neighborhoods and communities, in urban regions, nationally and globally. We expect them to be capable of rigorous problem analysis, successful collaboration leading to comprehensive solutions, clear communication of those solutions, and the ethical and effective management of public institutions.


NASPAAThe MPA program at Arizona State University has successfully met the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Standards for Professional Master’s Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy and Administration.

The NASPAA Standards are the quality benchmark used by graduate public service programs around the world. NASPAA’s accreditation process is mission-based and driven by public service values. Accredited programs must contribute to the knowledge, research, and practice of public service, establish observable goals and outcomes, and use information about their performance to guide program improvement. They must practice truth in advertising and ensure their students achieve learning objectives in five domains essential to public service.

Why an MPA from ASU?

An MPA from the ASU School of Public Affairs offers:

  • A nationally-ranked, high-quality professional degree program for those aspiring to leadership and management positions in the public sector.
  • Internationally renowned faculty whose research is on the cutting edge of public management innovation and urban governance.
  • Expert faculty practitioners who hold top-level executive positions across the Phoenix metropolitan region.
  • Course work that is paced to fit your schedule and designed to provide real-world skills necessary to advance your career.
  • A community of fellow students from diverse educational and professional backgrounds from around the globe.
  • A network of proud alumni throughout the US and the world.


For more information


Please stop by our offices located on the 4th floor of the University Center at the Downtown Phoenix campus, call us at 602-496-0450, send us an e-mail, or request that more information be sent to you.

If you are new to ASU and Downtown Phoenix, we encourage you to take a tour of campus - take an online tour or visit campus in-person.


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