Master of Arts in American Government at Regent University

Master of Public Administration - Public Leadership & Management

On-campus & Online Degree Overview

Regent's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program — the first public/nonprofit management program rooted in a Christian worldview — is designed for those called to managerial and leadership careers in public service. The M.P.A. 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. Courses challenge students from both a technical skill and character-growth perspective to develop and enhance leadership qualities that promote the mission and best interests of all key stakeholders.

M.P.A. - Public Leadership & Management Highlights:

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 36 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 assisting and advancing public service. Students seek internship opportunities to match their career path as well as to give meaningful help to public service entities.

Career Opportunities

The M.P.A. with a concentration in Public Leadership & Management prepares students for positions like city manager, budget analyst, or urban planner.

M.P.A. - Public Leadership & Management graduates will be able to:

  • 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 the Constitution and other dynamics of the political history of the U.S., including the leadership provided by the presidency and Congress.
  • Explore the inner workings of political campaigns and elections and engage in practical experiences in the political domain.
  • 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.
  • Study global politics, and specifically the history, politics, and religions in the Middle East.
  • 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.

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