MPA in General Public Administration
On-campus & Online Degree Overview
Regent's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program—the first public/nonprofit management program rooted in a Christian worldview—is designed for those called to managerial and leadership careers in public service. The MPA in General Public Administration program provides students with the flexibility to tailor a program of study congruent with their interests and career goals. Students select elective courses approved by their program advisor.
MPA in General Public Administration Highlights:
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Length: 36 credit hours. May be completed in as little as 24 months. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer semester.
Format: Offered entirely online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format.
Results: Master of Public Administration with a concentration in
General Public Administration
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Features: Courses blend theory and practice—often "adopting" agencies to give students hands-on experience in assisting and advancing public service. Students seek internship opportunities to match their career path as well as to give meaningful help to public service entities.
The MPA in General Public Administration prepares students for positions like city manager, consultant, or urban planner.
MPA in General Public Administration graduates will be able to:
- Study the impact of Judeo-Christian values in U.S. political history, structures of the U.S. Government and the influential thinkers who guided the U.S. experiment.
- Study the components of a Christian worldview, and compare these components to the philosophical underpinnings of competing worldviews.
- Explore the Constitution and other dynamics of the political history of the U.S., including the leadership provided by the presidency and Congress.
- Explore the inner workings of political campaigns and elections and engage in practical experiences in the political domain.
- Explore contemporary and classical economic theory and the interplay of government and markets in developed and less developed nations.
- Analyze, from a theoretical and practical viewpoint, local, state and national legislative processes and the role of the Executive Branch at these levels in implementing policies and laws.
- Examine key policies germane to national security and terrorism issues.
- Study global politics, and specifically the history, politics, and religions in the Middle East.
- Develop and enhance key analytical and critical reasoning skills, tools and techniques in governmental and nonprofit leadership, policy and management.
- Cultivate servant leadership principles in a broad range of governmental settings.