Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) equips graduates for increased leadership roles and management responsibilities within government and non-profit agencies. As a program designed for the professional working adult, the Master of Public Administration program consists of just 12 courses, each offered in a manageable eight week format. This graduate public administration degree program, from an accredited online university, will challenge, inspire, and help you to move your life forward-on your own time.

In addition to the core MPA classes, students can go on to earn a concentration in Human Resources.

Change Yourself

  • BUILD on Certified Public Management designation
  • UNDERSTAND economic, political, legal, and social issues
  • DEVELOP a problem-solving approach to public management and policy analysis
  • BECOME A MORE proficient, empathetic, sincere, and compassionate public administrator and public servant
  • BE PREPARED to meet the needs and challenges of public service

Change Your Life

  • ATTAIN a rewarding career in public service
  • EXCEL as a professional with increased advancement opportunities
  • INCREASE your earning power
  • ATTEND accelerated adult learning style with online classes

Change Your Point of View

  • PARTICIPATE in learning teams
  • ENGAGE in Public Administration through scholarly and applied research
  • SHAPE your prospective through classes taught from a Christian worldview

Curriculum Summary

Master of Public Administration Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
MPA601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MPA607 Ethics and Society 3
MPA604 Organizational Behavior 3
MPA603 Research Methods in Public Administration 3
MPA609 Administration of Financial Resources 3
MPA605 Principles of Executive Leadership 3
MPA611 Public and Administrative Law 3
MPA610 Economics and Public Policy 3
MPA606 Human Resources Development and Administration 3
MPA608 Management Research-Project 3
MPA612 Public Policy Analysis 3
MPA613 Research Capstone Project 3
Total 36

Admission Information

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better is earned in each course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.P.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee.  Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.P.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.