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Master of Public Administration

The UNF MPA is Northeast Florida's only NASPAA accredited degree program in public policy, public administration, and related fields. The UNF MPA prepares students for successful careers as leaders, managers, and analysts in the public and nonprofit sectors.

The program caters to beginning and mid-career professionals, offering almost all courses in the evening, generally from 6:00-8:45 pm. In order to provide flexibility with full career schedules, we also offer some hybrid and full-distance learning courses.

UNF-MPA Mission

The Masters of Public Administration program at the University of North Florida is committed to providing graduate professional education in Northeast Florida in the administration and management of public and nonprofit agencies.

To fulfill this mission, the program focuses on five key competencies. Graduates will have the ability to:

  • lead and manage in public governance;
  • participate in and contribute to the policy process;
  • analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions;
  • articulate and apply a public service perspective; and
  • communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

"The beauty of local government is that you can see the outcomes of your labors. You can see buildings coming out of the ground and people using them - and that's very gratifying." -- Lex Hester
"The young adults of tomorrow will be citizens of the world. We must prepare them." -- Adam Herbert.