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Regent University's Master of Public Administration program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing leadership roles in public organizations. The program is offered both online and on campus. Learn more about the details of this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Public Administration

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Regent University's Master of Public Administration program should be interested in pursuing leadership careers in public organizations. All master's level programs at Regent University require a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Public Administration program at Regent University is designed to help students gain the hard and soft skills required for success in this field. Students have the opportunity to learn about constitutional government, law, and policymaking as well as the basics of budgeting, communication, and management. The curriculum also covers how to effectively analyze public administration programs. Students have the opportunity to choose from several concentrations, including emergency management and homeland security, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, public leadership and management, and general public administration.

Learning Format:

Online and on campus

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent 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 offered at Regent University is provided in both online and on-campus formats. Graduates are required to complete a minimum of 36 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (24 credits)

  • Research Methods
  • Christian Foundations of Government
  • Public Policy Initiatives
  • Public Human Resources Management
  • Public Budgeting and Taxation Policy
  • Leadership and Administrative Ethics
  • Principles of Public Administration
  • Organizational Theory

Academic Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • Varies depending on concentration

Internship or Elective Course (3 credits)

  • Students can choose one

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Public Administration program may be interested in pursuing further studies. Doctoral degrees that build on the knowledge learned in a master's program may result in more career opportunities or increased levels of responsibility.

Possible programs include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Human Resource Development
  • Juris Doctor
  • Doctor of Public Administration

Career Paths:

The Master of Public Administration program is designed to equip leaders with the necessary administrative and community-building tools to succeed in leading public organizations. Graduates may wish to pursue roles in local governments, nonprofits, or community organizations.

Possible careers include:

  • Finance director
  • Emergency manager
  • City manager
  • Program analyst/manager

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