The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the professional degree for people who want to enter public service at the management level. The academic focus is on developing analytical, conceptual and practical competencies that are common to Strayer University’s Master of Business Administration degree, but emphasizing the public perspective of administration.
Public Administration degrees prepare students to manage and direct public organizations and governmental offices. Public administration graduates work for local, state, and federal governments, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, trade associations, political parties, and consulting firms.
Students who have not earned an undergraduate degree a related field of study may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite for entry into the program.
Area 1: Core Component
Information Systems for Decision-Making
Managerial Economics and Globalization
18.0 Credit Hours
Area 2: Major Component
Modern Public Administration: Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Leadership and Conflict Resolution
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Public Personnel Management
Directed Research Project
22.5 Credit Hours
Area 3: Concentration
Public Budgeting and Finance
Politics, Policy and Ethics in the Public Sector
Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
13.5 Credit Hours
54.0 Minimum Total Hours Required