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Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration degree offered at Colorado Christian University is designed to prepare graduates to be leaders in the area of government or not-for-profit and voluntary organizations. This online program is focused towards those interested in public service. Find out more about this Master of Public Administration program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Administration

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Those applying to a Master of Public Administration program should be interested pursuing a career in public service and have completed a prerequisite course in statistics. All master's level programs at Colorado Christian University require a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Public Administration program at Colorado Christian University is designed to integrate faith and learning in order to teach students the foundational principles of public administration from a Christian perspective. Students are given the opportunity to participate in online classes alongside a small group of classmates, often from diverse backgrounds. Students can choose from a range of specialties, including government law, finance, public information, and public policy. The courses are designed to equip graduates to implement change in organizations through studying government operations, logic-centered resource allocation, servant leadership, and evidence-based analysis of public policy.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Public Administration:

The Master of Public Administration program includes a total of 12 classes, each worth 3 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Governmental Law
  • Values Aligned Leadership
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Organizations Systems and Change Management
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Public Budgeting, Finance, and Resource Allocation
  • Public Personnel Management
  • Public Information and Civic Engagement
  • Leading Public Policy
  • Research Methods for Public Administrators
  • Public Administration Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who graduate from a Master of Public Administration program may be interested in furthering their education with a doctoral degree. Earning a doctoral degree could broaden the opportunities available to graduates or increase the responsibilities in their current role.

Some possible degree options include:

  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration

Career Paths:

A Master of Public Administration degree generally prepares graduates for careers in the public sector or civil society. This program at Colorado Christian University is designed to produce servant leaders who will be able to initiate change in these organizations.

Possible careers include:

  • City manager
  • County manager
  • State or local government department head

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