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Public Administration (MPA)

Public Administration (MPA)
Next Start Date
  • OnlineMay 12, 2020

Overview

Strive for the common good

Become a servant leader at the local, state or national level by earning a master’s degree in public administration. 

Professionals who choose a career in public administration are positioned to make a significant impact. Public administration is where government, nonprofits and private sectors intersect. As a student in our program, you’ll become equipped with the leadership training, communication skills and administrative concepts needed to bring these different groups together and achieve common goals for the greater good. You’ll learn how to approach the governance of public institutions and their unique challenges with a delicate style of management, integrating a biblical and ethical lens while also implementing proven business and administrative strategies.   

Trevecca’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an 18-month program that provides students with the foundation needed to lead and serve in government, business, nonprofits or private settings where knowledge of public sector theories and applications result in dynamic collaboration and flourishing. The degree offers a broad overview of the public sector while also giving students the opportunity to specialize in one of five concentrations. 

MPA concentrations

  • Health care
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resources

Throughout the program you’ll examine key issues. How do government and public organizations serve stakeholders? In what ways are evaluation and change best accomplished? How are organizational, financial and human resources managed? What are the implications of public policy on society, public institutions and private organizations—as well as social structures, communities, families and individuals? How does public planning and budgeting intersect with spending and accountability? You’ll also learn about the function and politics of the U.S. public sector and roles and responsibilities in state and local government. 

What to expect

  • The program is 100 percent online, with books and materials delivered to your front door. You can complete the entire degree remotely. Online students work with a learning cohort throughout the program, taking one class at a time. Finish the program in 18 months with a master’s degree in hand.
     
  • Our faculty members have experience in public administration, political science, law, finance, data analytics, organizational behavior, leadership, project management, health care and strategy. 
     
  • Examples of topics covered include foundations in public administration; public financial administration; business analytics; organizational behavior and leadership; public sector structure, institution and politics; state and local government structure, law and practice; and change management and strategic planning for complex public/nonprofit organizations.
     
  • The degree will prepare you for a variety of impactful analyst, managerial or director roles within the public or private marketplace. Additionally, you’ll also be qualified to pursue a doctoral degree if desired.
     

Text with an Enrollment Counselor

Overview

Strive for the common good

Become a servant leader at the local, state or national level by earning a master’s degree in public administration. 

Professionals who choose a career in public administration are positioned to make a significant impact. Public administration is where government, nonprofits and private sectors intersect. As a student in our program, you’ll become equipped with the leadership training, communication skills and administrative concepts needed to bring these different groups together and achieve common goals for the greater good. You’ll learn how to approach the governance of public institutions and their unique challenges with a delicate style of management, integrating a biblical and ethical lens while also implementing proven business and administrative strategies.   

Trevecca’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an 18-month program that provides students with the foundation needed to lead and serve in government, business, nonprofits or private settings where knowledge of public sector theories and applications result in dynamic collaboration and flourishing. The degree offers a broad overview of the public sector while also giving students the opportunity to specialize in one of five concentrations. 

MPA concentrations

  • Health care
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Management and leadership
  • Human resources

Throughout the program you’ll examine key issues. How do government and public organizations serve stakeholders? In what ways are evaluation and change best accomplished? How are organizational, financial and human resources managed? What are the implications of public policy on society, public institutions and private organizations—as well as social structures, communities, families and individuals? How does public planning and budgeting intersect with spending and accountability? You’ll also learn about the function and politics of the U.S. public sector and roles and responsibilities in state and local government. 

What to expect

  • The program is 100 percent online, with books and materials delivered to your front door. You can complete the entire degree remotely. Online students work with a learning cohort throughout the program, taking one class at a time. Finish the program in 18 months with a master’s degree in hand.
     
  • Our faculty members have experience in public administration, political science, law, finance, data analytics, organizational behavior, leadership, project management, health care and strategy. 
     
  • Examples of topics covered include foundations in public administration; public financial administration; business analytics; organizational behavior and leadership; public sector structure, institution and politics; state and local government structure, law and practice; and change management and strategic planning for complex public/nonprofit organizations.
     
  • The degree will prepare you for a variety of impactful analyst, managerial or director roles within the public or private marketplace. Additionally, you’ll also be qualified to pursue a doctoral degree if desired.
     

Text with an Enrollment Counselor