Anna Maria College

Master of Public Administration

If your goal is to become a city manager or the leader of a charity, public agency, or nonprofit organization, the online MPA from Anna Maria College can help. We've adapted the leadership and business skills you'd earn with an MBA to the needs of public administrators.

Customize your degree according to your background and professional interests with:

  • Experienced professionals may be eligible for the Mid-Career MPA, allowing them to complete their degree in 30 credit hours.
  • Along with the general MPA, specializations are available to enhance your degree: Management, Fire Science Management, Health Care Administration and Justice Administration.
  • Emergency Management Specialization
    The Emergency Management program at Anna Maria College is one of the oldest and most well-established of its kind in the country. Our comprehensive and balanced curriculum is complemented by experienced instructors who are well-versed in both the history of and current trends in the field.

    Fire Science Management Specialization
    AMC's programs have a long and respected history of educating fire service professionals. Graduates have gone on to work as fire chiefs, fire investigators, and other management positions in the field.

    Health Care Administration Specialization
    For leaders in the public sector and non-profit worlds, an understanding of how the healthcare industry works is essential to defining policy and creating community outreach programs. AMC's Master of Public Administration with a Health Care Administration specialization provides insights into the legal issues, economics and other topics behind this industry.

    Justice Administration Specialization
    This specialization helps students analyze issues of law, policy and society to develop strategies regarding issues facing practitioners in the human service and criminal justice professions.


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