The online degree allows students to participate in dynamic, diverse, and interactive online learning communities and to complete their degrees via the Internet. The online format enables them to complete course work using the latest networked information technologies for increased access to educational resources, advisors, and materials with no on-campus visits required. The 36-hour MPA online degree follows the same curriculum as the on campus degree, with a few exceptions. The Graduate Certificate in Management of Nonprofit Organizations and the Graduate Certificate in Community Planning are offered online. In addition, the joint degree in MPA/MPH is available online. Electives may vary. For more information, contact the MPA online coordinator.