Master of Public Administration –
Public Leadership & Management

On-Campus & Online Degree Overview

Regent's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program — the first public/nonprofit management program rooted in a Christian worldview — is an on-campus or online master's degree for public administration and civil service leaders. The MPA with a concentration in Public Leadership & Management provides pre-service and experienced students with advanced leadership and management skills. The courses cultivate the invaluable "soft-skill" and analytical competencies essential for leadership success in public and nonprofit sectors. You will be challenged, through technical skills and character growth, to develop and enhance leadership qualities that promote the mission and best interests of all key stakeholders.

MPA - Public Leadership & Management Highlights:

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 37 credit hours. May be completed in as little as 24 months. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.
Format: Delivered entirely online or entirely face-to-face
Results: Master of Public Administration with a concentration in
Public Leadership & Management
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Features: Courses blend theory and practice — often "adopting" agencies to give students hands-on experience in public service. Students seek internship opportunities to match their career path as well as to help public service entities.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Public Administration with a focus in Public Leadership & Management prepares students for fulfilling careers in public service and administration in positions like city manager, budget analyst or urban planner.

MPA - Public Leadership & Management students will:

  • Study the impact of Judeo-Christian values in U.S. political history, structures of the U.S. Government and the influential thinkers who guided the U.S. experiment.
  • Study the components of a Christian worldview, and compare these components to the philosophical underpinnings of competing worldviews.
  • Explore contemporary and classical economic theory and the interplay of government and markets in developed and less developed nations.
  • Analyze, from a theoretical and practical viewpoint, local, state and national legislative processes and the role of the Executive Branch at these levels in implementing policies and laws.
  • Examine key policies germane to national security and terrorism issues.
  • Develop and enhance key analytical and critical reasoning skills, tools and techniques in governmental and nonprofit leadership, policy and management.
  • Cultivate servant leadership principles in a broad range of governmental settings.

Are you interested in pursuing your master's degree in public service leadership and management? Contact the Robertson School of Government today to learn more. Let's get started.

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