Master of Public Administration at Regent University

MPA in Non-Profit & Faith-based Organizations

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 Non-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations program prepares students for rewarding careers in the burgeoning and vibrant nonprofit sector. Students receive instruction in key non-profit leadership and analytical competencies gaining invaluable experience through numerous service learning projects. Students are equipped with foundational skills for success from a values-based, Christian servant leader perspective in nonprofit leadership and management, human resources, budgeting, program evaluation, fundraising, and nonprofit startup.

MPA in Non-Profit & Faith-based Organizations Highlights:

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
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
Non-Profit & Faith-based Organizations.
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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.

Career Opportunities

The MPA in Non-Profit & Faith-based Organizations program prepares students for positions like non-profit executive director, consultant, or church/parachurch professional staff.

MPA in Non-Profit & Faith-based Organizations 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.

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Gabrielle Jackson, M.A.
Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics
Regent Grad, 2012

"My online degree allowed me to incorporate my academics with my profession making my graduate experience at Regent incredibly relevant."

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