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Master’s in Public Administration, MPA

Be a Leader in Public Service

Excel in a public service career with the Roosevelt MPA. In our evening and online classes, working professionals can make connections and expand their career potential. Graduates have a strong career placement record, especially in government, nonprofits and healthcare.


Why Roosevelt for Your Master’s

American Dream Reconsidered Conference 2018

Social justice focus

Roosevelt's social justice focus is an excellent fit with the public welfare ethic of public administration. Concentrations include:

  • Government Administration
  • Health Services Management
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Public Finance



Real-world learning

Roosevelt's instructors teach with real-world examples from their careers. Small class sizes mean you get to know your instructors and classmates — an advantage in developing your network.

Chicago Skyline of the River and a Train Passing by

Connections in the heart of Chicago

Roosevelt’s prime location in downtown Chicago puts you close to leading employers. Government is the largest single employer in the Chicago metropolitan area. Several healthcare organizations are among the top 25 area employers. And the nonprofit sector is growing faster than ever.


“I was a working mom. Many of the other students felt and looked like me. It was a very diverse student body in race and ethnicity. It made for an interesting set of perspectives.”

Sharon Bush, MPA ’02
President of the Grand Victoria Foundation and Roosevelt Trustee