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Master of Public Administration - Governmental Management

Kaplan University's Master of Public Administration program with an intensive study area in Governmental Management could help prepare students to pursue careers in government policy management or legislative administration. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Public Administration with an intensive study area in Governmental Management here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Administration with an intensive study area in Governmental Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Public Administration

Program Description:

Kaplan University's online Master of Public Administration with an intensive study area in Governmental Management program offers an education designed to focus on government processes, functions, and organizations. Intensive study area courses cover the primary functions of state government, new legislation processes, the roles of state administrative agencies, and state government judicial processes. Core studies encompass financial management, leadership, ethics, legal studies, and human resource management. Students can opt to follow the applied research track or comprehensive exam track of study. Those seeking admission to the program should have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and completed courses designed to develop basic management skills.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

55 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Public Administration with an Intensive Study Area in Governmental Management:

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

Governmental Management Intensive Study Area

  • LS 605: Organization and Function of State Government (5 credits)
  • LS 606: Legislative Process (5 credits)
  • LS 607: Gubernatorial and Administrative Process (5 credits)
  • PP 650: Public Policy Analysis (5 credits)
  • 500/600-level: Legal Studies Elective (5 credits)

Core Requirements

  • PP 500: Public Administration and Management (5 credits)
  • PP 504: Research and Writing in Public Administration (5 credits)
  • PP 510: Leadership in the Public Sector (5 credits)
  • PP 520: Finance and the Administration of Public Funds (5 credits)
  • PP 530: Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • PP 698: Applied Research
    • PP 602: Comprehensive Exam Capstone

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Career Paths:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Public Administration program with an intensive study area in Governmental Management could pursue administrative positions in local, state, or federal government offices or agencies.* They could apply their knowledge about administrative processes, public policy development, and legislative materials to a variety of governmental positions.

Positions graduates could pursue include†:

  • County, city or town manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Administrative officer
  • Government relations officer

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