Public Administration Programs in Virginia

Public Administration Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants

Earn a master’s degree from a top-ranked school for public affairs. American University brings DC to you with the online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP), combining our nationally recognized and NASPAA-accredited Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) and Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) degree programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential. Click here for more program information.

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies brings together theory and practice in the study of government and its effects, domestically and abroad. Earn a master’s degree (choose from 3 specialty programs) or graduate certificate (4 different options) with the prestige of Johns Hopkins University and the flexibility of AAP’s online options. Choose to study Government, Public Management, Government Analytics, and more.

List of Public Administration Programs in Virginia

Public Administration Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Public Administration Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Argosy University-Washington DC - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Argosy University in Washington D.C. offers students a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program designed to develop action-oriented problem-solving managers for the public sector, especially at the state and local levels of government. Designated concentration areas include Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and State and Local Government.
Arlington VA WASCACCJ Accredited
George Mason University - Master of Public Administration
George Mason University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program teaches leadership, management, policy, and politics, and how they intersect with each other, while gaining skills in communication, budgeting, and analysis. Classes are offered in the Washington, DC area, on the Arlington campus in Virginia.
Fairfax VA NASPAA | SACSCC Accredited
James Madison University - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
JMU is the Master of Public Administration program works to increase administrative knowledge and skills of professionals already employed in government, nonprofit organizations and firms that deal extensively with government.
Harrisonburg VA NASPAA | SACSCC Accredited
Old Dominion University - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The Master of Public Administration program at Old Dominion University is built to enhance the following five context competency areas Public management processes such as budgetting and personnel, organizational design processes and behavior, political, legal, and ethical concepts, quantitative analysis, and policy analysis and program evaluation.
Norfolk VA NASPAA | SACSCC Accredited
Regent University - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Regent University's MPA program is offered to students both on-campus and online. The main concentration in this program is General Public Administration.
Virginia Beach VA SACSCC Accredited
Regent University - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Regent University's MPA program is offered to students both on-campus and online. The main concentration in this program is General Public Administration.
Virginia Beach VA SACSCC Accredited
Strayer University-Virginia - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The MPA program at Strayer - Arlington offers courses online, on campus or both. Students gain knowledge in the nonprofit and government fields.
Arlington VA MSCHE Accredited
University of Management and Technology - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The Master of Public Administration at UMT prepares students to become managers in the public service fields. Areas of concentration offered are Criminal Justice Administration and Public Administration.
Arlington VA DEAC Accredited
University of Phoenix-Virginia -
The University of Phoenix - Virginia provides an MPA program for individuals advancing to management levels in public administration. This program is accredited by the NASPAA and is completed entirely online only.
Glen Allen VA NCACSHLC Accredited
University of Virginia-Main Campus - Public Administration Graduate Certificate
The University of Virginia offers a Public Administration Graduate Certificate for students learning administrative and management roles. This is an online only program and takes approximately 12 months to complete.
Charlottesville VA SACSCC Accredited
Virginia Commonwealth University - Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
The M.P.A. program at VCU - Wilder School prepares students for careers in policy analysis and public management. The program offers concentrations in Human resource management, State and local government management, Nonprofit management, Financial management, and Public policy analysis and evaluation.
Richmond VA NASPAA | SACSCC Accredited
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The MPA degree at Virginia Tech teaches students the skills they need to advance their public service career. Students can focus on specific areas through a graduate certificate.
VA NASPAA Accredited
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The MPA degree at Virginia Tech teaches students the skills they need to advance their public service career. Students can focus on specific areas through a graduate certificate.
Blacksburg VA SACSCC Accredited