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SPA’s Online MPAP Program Ranked Among Top Ten in the Nation

Top 50 Online Master's Degrees in Public Administration

The School of Public Affairs’ online Master of Public Administration & Policy (MPAP) ranks among the top programs of its kind, according to data recently released by Top Management Degrees.

The online business education and career guide rated SPA’s online program, directed by assistant professor Sonja Walti, as #6 in the country, and highest overall throughout the Washington, DC-area.

"We are proud to be recognized as among the very top online degrees in public administration,” Walti said. “That recognition demonstrates that students across the country—and beyond—are seeking a proven degree from AU’s top-ranked School of Public Affairs, with its close connections to well-versed DC experts."

The Online MPAP program provides students with analytical, contextual, ethical, and substantive skills and knowledge to effectively advise public policy and lead public programs in government, the non-profit and the private sector in the United States and abroad. SPA’s award-winning faculty deliver academic credentials, real-world experience, and immersion into the Washington D.C. political and policy arena, offering students unique access to both world-class education and preparation for immediate success beyond the classroom.

Top Management Degrees derived the rankings by combining the results of two of the most influential higher education rankings in order to give a well-rounded view of the programs available. Additionally, each school was ranked based on its accreditation from the NASPAA, the highest recognized global accrediting body of master's degree programs in the fields of public administration and policy. Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked SPA #12 among the top public affairs institutions, and #8 among the top public management administration programs