Master of Public Administration - Public Leadership & Management
On-campus & Online Degree Overview
Regent's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) 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 M.P.A. with a concentration in Public Leadership & Management provides pre-service and experienced students with advanced leadership and management skills. The courses cultivate the invaluable "soft-skill" and analytical competencies essential for leadership success in public and nonprofit sectors. Courses challenge students from both a technical skill and character-growth perspective to develop and enhance leadership qualities that promote the mission and best interests of all key stakeholders.
M.P.A. - Public Leadership & Management 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: Delivered entirely online or entirely face-to-face
Results: Master of Public Administration with a concentration in
Public Leadership & Management
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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 M.P.A. with a concentration in Public Leadership & Management prepares students for positions like city manager, budget analyst, or urban planner.
M.P.A. - Public Leadership & Management 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.