2017-2018 Catalog

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration is the professional degree for people who want to enter public service at the management level or for career professionals currently working in the field of public administration who want to advance their career by obtaining a graduate degree. The academic focus is on developing analytical, conceptual, and practical competencies needed to address the public sector.

Public administration degrees prepare students to manage and direct public organizations and governmental offices. Public administration graduates work for local, state, and federal governments, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, trade associations, political parties, and consulting firms.

Students who have not earned an undergraduate degree from a related field of study may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite for entry into the program.

This program is available online only.


Area I-Core Component

CIS 500Information Systems for Decision-Making

ECO 550Managerial Economics and Globalization

MAT 510Business Statistics

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Area II-Major Component

PAD 500Modern Public Administration: Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 505Public Budgeting and Finance

PAD 510Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

PAD 515Leadership and Conflict Resolution

PAD 520Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

PAD 525Constitutional and Administrative Law

PAD 530Public Personnel Management

PAD 540International Public Administration

PAD 599Public Administration Capstone

Total Credit Hours:40.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 54.0

+Course and certification availability subject to change. Some courses may require pre-requisites first be satisfied through completion of the course at Strayer University, transfer credit or review of previous certifications earned. Contact your Campus Dean, Associate Campus Dean, Dean of Advising, or Success Coach for additional information.