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Master of Public Administration - Government and Policy

Grand Cannyon University's Master of Public Administration program with an Emphasis in Government and Policy is intended to help prepare students for positions in the public sector. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Administration program with an Emphasis in Government and Policy here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy program is designed for individuals who are interested in public and governmental policy. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Administration program with an Emphasis in Government and Policy have the opportunity to examine education, health care, and social services policy issues in order to understand the relationship between the federal, state, and municipal branches of government. Students also study institutional fragmentation, the process for analyzing and making policy, and administrative and constitutional law. Designed to prepare students for positions in government or public policy-making, the program also investigates effective human capital management, public organizational theory, goods, services, and income distribution, and public choice theory. Students may also learn about service-based methods of leadership, guidelines for public governance, and the structure of revenue and expenditure policy in the public sector.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

36 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy:

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

Public Administration

  • ADM 611: Public Organizational Theory (4 credits)
  • ADM 614: Economics for Public Administrators (4 credits)
  • HRM 635: Acquiring, Developing, and Leveraging Human Capital (4 credits)
  • LDR 630: Servant Leadership (4 credits)
  • ADM 624: Public Governance (4 credits)
  • ADM 626: Public Budgeting and Financial Management (4 credits)

Government and Policy

  • ADM 632: Intergovernmental Relations (4 credits)
  • ADM 634: Policy Studies (4 credits)
  • ADM 636: Law and Administrative Process (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Master of Public Administration program with an Emphasis in Government and Policy at Grand Canyon University can help prepare students to pursue positions in government and non-profit organizations. Graduates may find work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Possible positions graduates may choose to pursue include:

  • Director of development
  • Program administrator
  • Human resources director
  • City manager
  • Legislative analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Budget analyst

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