Public Administration, M.S.A.
This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.)|
|Certificates:||Acquisition and Contract Administration|
Leadership in Public Service and Nonprofit Administration
|Department:||Administration and Law|
Building 70, Room 101
|College:||Education and Professional Studies|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 36|
The Master of Science in Administration is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as managers and administrators in public, nonprofit, and private agencies. The core courses prepare students to assume positions in a variety of public administration settings and certificates are available to prepare them for management and administration in a specific field. There are two certificates from which students may choose: Acquisition and Contract Administration and Leadership in Public Service and Nonprofit Administration.
In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the M.S.A. must meet the requirements listed below. No more than 49% of the program requirements for the M.S.A. degree may be taken in traditional business subjects.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:
- Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests:**
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
- Undergraduate transcripts and institutional GPA
- Graduate GPA, if applicable
- Submission of letter of intent describing the candidate’s work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals.
- Overall fit with the program
** - The requirement for submission of one of the graduate admissions tests will be waived by the department for those students with a minimum of a 3.25 institutional undergraduate GPA.
All students in the M.S.A will complete 6 hours of business core, a common public administration core, and at least one 9 credit hour certificate. Students must earn a “C” or above in all courses.
M.S.A Business Core
|GEB 5872||MBA Foundations: Financial Management I||1.5|
|GEB 5875||MBA Foundations: Management Skills and Applications||1.5|
|MAN 6156||Management and Organizational Behavior||3|