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Master of Public Administration - Lincoln Program


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The University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration offers a professionally oriented Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA). The MPA degree is the recognized graduate degree for professional positions focusing on public service.

The UNO MPA has been offered in Lincoln since 1977. The Lincoln program office and classrooms are conveniently located on the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's Architecture Hall. Parking is accessible; there are many parking structures near Architecture Hall. Architecture Hall also offers library access before and after class.

UNO's graduate public administration program is among the first accredited MPA programs in the U.S., so you can be assured of a high-quality degree program meeting national standards of professional education. In addition, the UNO graduate Public Administration program is nationally ranked.

The School of Public Administration at UNO has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools (2013 edition) as one of the nation's top programs. Public Affairs rankings, UNO ranked 33rd nationally and tied for 23rd place among public institutions.

  • Information technology and management ranked sixth nationally among 15 similar programs and third nationally among public universities;
  • Public management administration ranked 21st nationally;
  • City management and urban policy ranked 14th nationally;
  • Public finance and budgeting ranked 6th nationally;
  • Nonprofit management ranked 11th nationally.

To talk with the Academic Program Coordinator call or e-mail:

Meagan Van Gelder
Phone: 402-554-3480
Fax: 402-554-2682

Or the MPA Program Director
Carol Ebdon

Last updated 9/27/2012 by Melanie Kiper