Master of Public Administration –
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 nonprofit sector. You will gain invaluable experience and instruction in key nonprofit leadership principles through service learning projects.

Course instruction will prepare you for nonprofit leadership and management, human resources, budgeting, program evaluation, fundraising, and nonprofit startup. This program also serves as career development for non-profit and NGO professionals.

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

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 37 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 public service. Students seek internship opportunities to match their career path as well as to help public service entities.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations program prepares students for meaningful careers in the non-profit sector like non-profit executive director, consultant or church/parachurch professional staff.

MPA in Non-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations students will:

  • 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 contemporary and classical economic theory and the interplay of government and markets in developed and less developed nations.
  • 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.

If you're looking for master's degree programs for NGO and non-profit leadership in Virginia, be sure to put the Robertson School of Government MPA at the top of your list. Contact us today to begin your journey toward a Christ-focused career in leadership today.

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Alumni Spotlight

Gabrielle Jackson, M.A. in Government

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."

Read Gabrielle's story.