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Public Affairs Master's Degree Online (MSOM)

An affordable, online master's degree program in public affairs.

Public Affairs Master's Program

If you want to serve the public through strong leadership and effective, well-developed policies and services, consider a master’s degree in public affairs. This convenient, fully online graduate program will help you develop the skills and techniques needed for management careers in public service, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. You’ll gain the knowledge to implement policies, create programs that will help society, develop solutions to public problems, and resolve public affairs issues.

Program of Study

Fast Facts

Degree offered: MSOM  (Master of Science in Organizational Management/Public Affairs)

Credit hours required: 36

Costs (2023-24 Tuition):
$392 per credit hour
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Delivery Method: Online

School: Science, Health, and Criminal Justice

Department: History, Politics, and Geography


Questions? Contact:

Dawn Hirschman
Assistant to the Dean
School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 402-375-7292

Earn your degree in as little as two years. Need more time? That's okay, too. Our program is flexible and can be extended up to 10 years.

Next start dates:

Jan. 8, 2024

16 weeks, spring term
Registration opens Nov. 6, 2023

May 13, 2024

3, 8, and 13-week sessions
Registration opens Mar. 25, 2024

June 3, 2024

5 and 10-week sessions
Registration opens Mar. 25, 2024



July 8, 2024

5-week session
Registration opens Mar. 25, 2024





Recognized for Excellence

Wayne State College is continually recognized for incredible value, successful graduates, and innovative learning.

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No. 1 in Nebraska; No. 11 in the U.S.

Most Affordable Online School, 2023


Most Affordable Online Master's Degree 2021

No. 3 in the U.S.

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An Affordable Public Affairs Master's Degree

The online master’s degree in public affairs at Wayne State College is among the lowest priced in the nation.