The Master of Public Administration degree is a 2.5-year program of study that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration (NASPAA).

Available Options

  • Public Administration Concentration
  • Nonprofit Management Concentration


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Master of Public Administration Program will gain skills in the following competency areas:

  1. Leading and Managing in Public Governance
  2. Contributing to the Public Policy Process
  3. Learning to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions
  4. Articulating and applying a public service perspective
  5. Communicating and interacting productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry

Career Possibilities


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Master of Public Administration

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Public Administration Concentration

Nonprofit Management Concentration


School of Public Policy and Leadership

The School of Public Policy and Leadership employs an interdisciplinary approach to create knowledge and understanding to support effective policy and governance through collaborations of faculty, students, and the greater community. Our programs enable students to master the key principles of public management, research, and public policy so they can spark change, improvement, and resiliency in communities.


Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs is committed to creating contemporary solutions for resilient communities. Our academic programs focus on making effective public policy, creating support structures to meet behavioral and mental health challenges, ensuring cities are safe and prepared to meet emergency situations, effective and ethical journalism, and interpersonal and public communication strategies.