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Master of Public Administration

Ashford University's Master of Public Administration program prepares students for management positions with the government or non-profit organizations. Read more about the Master of Public Administration program at Ashford University here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Administration

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants must have an accredited bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA and must fulfill the English Language Requirement.

Program Description:

The Master of Public Administration degree program is available online from Ashford University, and helps students to develop their interpersonal and management skills, while gaining expertise in urban planning, decision making, policy implementation, and managing personnel. Courses also teach students to apply management theory, evaluate the impact of politics on public organizations, and evaluate strategies for financing social initiatives. This program is offered through the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢ Online business students also have access to a variety of unique online resources and events, such as online speaker series and webinars featuring business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Public Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • BUS 600: Management Communications with Technology Tools (3 credits)
  • BUS 610: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • OMM 618: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • OMM 640: Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • BUS 660: Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUS 599: Introduction to Quantitative Principles (3 credits)
  • PPA 601: Foundations of Public Administration (3 credits)
  • PPA 602: Public Financial Management (3 credits)
  • PPA 603: Government Budgeting (3 credits)
  • PPA 604: Urban Planning/Redevelopment (3 credits)
  • PPA 605: Negotiation, Bargaining, & Conflict Management (3 credits)
  • PPA 699: Public Policy Development (3 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Public Administration program at Ashford University could be interested in pursuing a doctorate in public administration. This might give students the opportunity to learn about research methods and could possibly prepare them to work in academia or with the government.

Career Paths:

Students who complete Ashford University's Master of Public Administration program will be able to pursue employment in the public administration field. They might be able to work with the local, state, or federal government. They could also seek employment in the non-profit sector.

Positions that students might be able to pursue include:

  • Urban planner
  • Non-profit and NGO director
  • Personnel manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Legislative advisor

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/