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Earn Your Master's Degree in Public Administration

The Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) at Anderson University is designed to provide high-quality education to meet the demand for professionally trained public administrators in the public and non-profit sectors. The MPSA will instill the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to lead and manage effectively in government organizations at the federal, state, and local level, as well as related non-profit organizations. The Master of Public Service and Administration core courses will prepare students to be leaders, managers, and analysts in public service. Core courses develop the foundational skills public administrators need to develop effective public policy, apply public policy to address society needs, be good stewards of public resources and budgets, and conduct research that supports evidence-based policy development.

100% Online | 36 Credit Hours | 3 Starts | 7-Week Courses

Upon degree completion students will learn and demonstrate:

  1. Demonstrate applied management, leadership, communication, and analytical skills needed by managers and leaders in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government.
  2. Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in complex and dynamic environments.
  3. Articulate, apply, and advance public service principles through a clear understanding of the roles, development, and principles of public administration.
  4. Participate and the management of public policy processes and executive-legislative relations.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of public budgetary processes, financial management, and administrative law.
  6. Understand and apply public personnel management skills to a diverse and complex public human resource environment.
  7. Demonstrate professional ethics and interact productively in culturally responsive ways with a diverse workforce and society.
  8. Conduct scholarly research and produce theory-based research through publication.

* Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Anderson University has developed a Master of Public Service and Administration with plans to launch this degree program in Fall 2021. During the time pending review and approval by the Commission, the University can provide information on the program and receive applications for admission.