Public Administration

Barry University

Master’s - Online

This degree program is a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, non-profit and other organizations which serve a public purpose. The MPA is generally considered the terminal professional degree for practitioners in public service. The curriculum addresses the critical administrative competencies in this evolving environment through skills development in the context of a theoretical foundation. The degree program also incorporates adult learner principles and strategies. The program emphasizes developing critical administrative competencies through course content which contains theory, application and practice throughout the curriculum. Also, in addition to developing a core body of administrative knowledge and skills, the degree program will provide an effective grounding in applied public policy, policy analysis, and program evaluation. (30 credit hours)