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Earn your Master's Degree in Public Administration

Human Resources is extremely excited to announce the City of Carlsbad is partnering with National University to offer employees the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) alongside a cohort of peers. This MPA degree is designed for students who want to pursue a fulfilling career in government management at the federal, state, and local level. With an industry-relevant specialization in Organizational Leadership, National University’s MPA program focuses on preparing you to become an effective, change-oriented leader in today’s world.

Join National University and Human Resources on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. for a virtual information session to learn more about the MPA program, the requirements for admissions, tuition reimbursement and a chance to ask any questions. Register here.

Program Highlights

  • 12-course program completed in under 2 years

  • Starting in Fall 2023

  • No GRE or GMAT required

  • Convenience of learning in a 100% online format

  • Faculty who are practitioners in their field for real world, career relevant application of learning objectives

  • Complete your Master of Public Administration for $17,901.*

  • Eligible employees may participate in the City’s tuition reimbursement program (applications for tuition reimbursement due early 2023, more info to come)

National University, a veteran-founded nonprofit, and San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university, has been dedicated to meeting the needs of hard-working adults by providing accessible, affordable, achievable higher education opportunities since 1971.

For more information, please see the attached flier and visit

*Based off tuition rate as of July 2022, rates and fees subject to change



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