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Join Leaders Who Are Making a Positive Difference in Our Communities – Earn Your Master of Public Administration

Earning a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement will prepare you to enter the field as a leader and address the critical societal challenges of today and tomorrow. With an MPA from Tulane SoPA, you will be equipped with the expertise, knowledge, and skills you'll need to help create thriving communities. Build upon your professional and volunteer experiences as you take the next step in your career. Find out how SoPA’s online MPA program can help you strengthen your community and reach your professional goals.

The MPA begins classes in the Fall of 2020 pending SACS approval.


Learn From a Curriculum That Responds to Today’s Rapidly Changing Society

The Tulane SoPA MPA curriculum focuses on teaching the foundational concepts of public administration as well as practical, contemporary innovations. You will develop knowledge and skills drawn from fields that include data analytics, program evaluation, budgeting and finance, revenue and resource development, and public relations. By leveraging New Orleans as an exemplary model of community resilience and civic innovation in areas such as environmental management, public safety, and economic development, SoPA's MPA curriculum offers students the opportunity to examine new approaches to public administration while building on the strengths of its established frameworks.

Learn From Leaders in the Local and National Community

The Tulane SoPA MPA taps into a wealth of knowledge from working experts in public policy, economic development, housing, education, and environmental management. Learn from local and national leaders who can directly connect you with valuable real-world experience and help you build professional networks that will benefit you throughout your career.

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Earn a Degree With Name Recognition

Consistently ranked in the top 40 universities by U.S. News, Tulane University is a world-renowned institution that's a leader in innovation. In addition to the prestige of a Tulane degree, you will gain access to a diverse professional network through peers and faculty who are established in their fields.


Learn When, Where, & How You Want

Tulane SoPA MPA concentrations and certificates offer opportunities to develop specialized expertise in the areas that matter the most to you. Our online coursework provides you the flexibility to balance school with work, family, and other commitments in your daily life.


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Cultivate Your Career Around Your Passions

Careers in public service span government, nonprofits, and the private sector. There are many opportunities to make positive, long-lasting contributions to your community and society in general. Many professionals in these fields work with multiple organizations over the course of their careers. In a dynamic field, keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date is crucial. Whether you're interested in public infrastructure and governance, nonprofit leadership, public/private partnerships, or data analytics, an MPA from SoPA can help you pursue whichever path you choose.

With a Tulane SoPA MPA, you’ll be ready to advance your career in the following roles:

  • Local, State, and Federal Government manager
  • Nonprofit or Philanthropic Organization executive
  • Government, Nonprofit, or Private consulting firm policy research analyst
  • Program Evaluator in government, nonprofits, or the private sector
  • Government or Private Sector Data manager
  • Public Finance manager or analyst
  • Corporate Responsibility manager
  • Public Affairs specialist



Tulane University is preparing to launch the MPA program in fall 2020. Interested in learning more about this program or applying to be a part of it?


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