The Names Top 50 Master’s in Public Administration Programs for 2018


The educational research organization, announced the release of their Top Online Master’s in Public Administration Programs for 2018. 

The study identified 50 programs, from across the nation, that ranked the highest in the areas of curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.
The research firm leveraged exclusive information based on interviews and surveys with current students and alumni, insights from human resources professionals from governmental agencies as well as not-for-profit entities. Each online public administration degree program was evaluated with 50 programs making it to the final 2018 list.
The methodology incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Most importantly, only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growing demand for graduates with advanced degrees in this area is primarily due to an increase in the US population and growth of the nonprofit sector.
“Our research shows that qualified candidates are in great demand in public, private, not-for-profit, and governmental sectors,” says Barbara Montgomery, Program Recognition Manager at “Demand is especially strong for specialized workers in areas related to public health, information security, public policy research, law enforcement, and compliance.”
This research demonstrates’s commitment to helping students and professionals make informed-decisions in a rapidly changing world. View the complete ranking at:
2018 Best Online Master’s in Public Administration Degree Programs (in alphabetical order):
  1. American University
  2. Arkansas State University
  3. Barry University
  4. Brandman University
  5. California State University – Long Beach
  6. California State University – Northridge
  7. California State University – San Bernardino
  8. California State University Dominguez Hills
  9. Centenary University
  10. Clark University
  11. Clemson University
  12. East Carolina University
  13. Excelsior College
  14. Florida International University
  15. Fort Hays State University
  16. Georgia College & State University
  17. Golden Gate University – San Francisco
  18. Indiana University – Bloomington
  19. Johns Hopkins University
  20. Liberty University
  21. Lindenwood University
  22. Marist College
  23. National University
  24. Northeastern University
  25. Northwestern University
  26. Norwich University
  27. Nova Southeastern University
  28. Old Dominion University
  29. Rutgers University – Newark
  30. San Diego State University
  31. Seton Hall University
  32. Texas A&M International University
  33. Texas A&M University – College Station
  34. The University of Alabama
  35. The University of Texas at Arlington
  36. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  37. The University of West Florida
  38. Touro University Worldwide
  39. University of Baltimore
  40. University of Central Florida
  41. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
  42. University of Delaware
  43. University of Illinois at Springfield
  44. University of Miami
  45. University of Missouri-Columbia
  46. University of Montana
  47. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  48. University of San Francisco
  49. University of Southern California
  50. Villanova University

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For more information contact:
Barbara Montgomery
Program Recognition Manager