Online Graduate Curriculum in Public Administration
A nationally renowned master’s degree, that’s 100% online
Designed for working professionals who want to excel in a leadership role within government, non-profit, or public service our Master of Science in Public Administration focuses on exploring and addressing the challenges faced in the growth and support of the public sector. Courses include topics such as management, how to set a budget and create a strategic direction for your department, organization or city.
As a student in the program, you will be part of a graduate education experience relevant to your career and convenient to your schedule.
This exciting 36-credit M.S. in Public Administration is a degree rooted in practical, hands-on education through class projects, teamwork, research and discussions.
And completing your Master of Public Administration won’t interfere with your busy schedule. Our online courses are offered year-round so you can finish your masters in two years without even setting foot on campus.
As part of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the M.S. in Public Administration integrates diverse academic perspectives to provide a comprehensive and professional understanding of the field. What you learn in the virtual classroom will be brought to life by integrating theory with real-world applications. Through active discussions and carefully developed exercises, you will engage in a dynamic learning community with your instructors and fellow students.
Our 36-credit online master’s program covers a broad curriculum of theories and research methods relevant to Public Administration. Courses are offered in a variety of 15, 7.5, and 6-week terms that provide terrific scheduling flexibility.
Required Courses (8 courses/24 credits)
- PADM 6601 – Principles of Public Administration
- PADM 6602 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
- PADM 6611 – Research Methods in Public Administration
- PADM 6620 – Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
- PADM 6625 – Administrative Behavior
- PADM 6632 – Public Finance and Budgeting
- PADM 6635 – Political Economy
- PADM 6690 – Research Seminar
Choose a Concentration
- Fire Administration Concentration
- Municipal Management Concentration
- Non-Profit Management Concentration
Or work with your program advisor to build your own.