MPA – General Public Administration

Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 37-38

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The Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Administration is offered on campus and online through the Robertson School of Government to students wanting to pursue careers in public service and nonprofit organizations. Through case studies, service-learning opportunities and best-practice public administration analysis, you will increase your knowledge of service and how to manage human, financial and information resources with excellence — all through the lens of a Christian worldview. With the guidance of your advisor, you will have the opportunity to tailor a program of study to match your interests and career goals.

The MPA program can be completed in approximately two years full time (four semesters or eight 8-week sessions; approx. 9 credits per semester) or three to four years part time (six to seven semesters, 12 to 14 8-week sessions; two courses per semester).

  • Develop an individualized concentration from existing RSG courses and approved electives from other Regent graduate programs.
  • Select three courses in conjunction with your advisor (existing concentration courses plus electives from other schools).

The mission of the MPA program is to equip Christian servant leaders with exceptional character and competence to promote the public interest.

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2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

Note: The application deadline for international applicants applying to attend on campus is March 15.

 

Prerequisites:

Applicants for the Master of Public Administration must possess an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign university.

 

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Option 1: Pay via the online application process or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a Robertson School of Government (RSG) on-campus or online information session to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Email your unofficial transcript to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: RSG Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.
*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

5. Submit Your Professional Resume (Optional)

Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets, and results
  • School, community, and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Email your resume to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: RSG Master’s Application Pieces.

6. GRE or LSAT Score (Optional)

Test scores may strengthen your application file and improve access to scholarship opportunities. Official scores should be sent directly to Regent University by the testing agency.

7. International Applicants

Visit the International Students Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master of Public Administration $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

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