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Master of Public Administration

Why Kent State's MPA Program? Key Differences

Choice of Program Focus

  • Nationally Accredited by NASPAA
  • The Only Fully Online MPA in Ohio
  • Elective Specialization in Nonprofit Management
  • Equal In-State and Out-of-State Tuition

Access and Convenience

  • The entire program may be completed (full-time) in two years

Quality and Reputation

  • The online MPA program is one of the few in the United States fully accredited by NASPAA — the body accrediting all MPA programs in the United States.
  • Kent State University has offered the MPA degree since 1967


  • Compared to other universities in Ohio and to the University of Phoenix, we are one of the least costly program
  • Out of state students pay the same tuition as in-state students per course, plus a minimal $30 surcharge.