Master of Public Administration –
General Public Administration

On-Campus & Online Degree Overview

Regent University's Master of Public Administration at the Robertson School of Government — 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 with a concentration in General Public Administration can be tailored to your interests and career goals. Select elective courses approved by your program advisor as you complete your on-campus or online master's degrees in public administration in as few as 24 months.

MPA - General Public Administration 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: Delivered entirely online or entirely face-to-face
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 public service. Students seek internship opportunities to match their career path as well as to help public service entities.

Career Opportunities

The MPA with a concentration in General Public Administration prepares students for careers in public service and public administration such as city manager, consultant or urban planner.

MPA - 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 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.
  • 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.

Let your search for Virginia public administration graduate degree programs lead you to the Robertson School of Government MPA. Contact us today to begin your journey.

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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."

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