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Online Master of Public Administration Degree Program

Overview

The Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) equips graduates for increased leadership roles and management responsibilities within government and non-profit agencies. As a program designed for the professional working adult, the Master of Public Administration program consists of just 12 courses, each offered in a manageable eight week format. This graduate public administration degree program, from an accredited online university, will challenge, inspire, and help you to move your life forward-on your own time.

Change Yourself

Change Your Life

Change Your Point of View

Master of Public Administration Curriculum Summary

Course #Course NameCredits
MPA601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MPA607 Ethics and Society 3
MPA604 Organizational Behavior 3
MPA603 Research Methods in Public Administration 3
MPA609 Administration of Financial Resources 3
MPA605 Principles of Executive Leadership 3
MPA611 Public and Administrative Law 3
MPA610 Economics and Public Policy 3
MPA606 Human Resources Development and Administration 3
MPA608 Management Research-Project 3
MPA612 Public Policy Analysis 3
MPA613 Research Capstone Project 3
TOTAL 36

Course Descriptions

See Online College Catalogue for Master of Public Administration course descriptions.


Admission Information

As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, please contact us at 844-848-0900 or onlineadmission@belhaven.edu

Steps to apply:

  1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission and SUBMIT $25 APPLICATION Fee.
  2. SUBMIT RESUME AND TRANSCRIPTS

    • Provide a professional resume showing two years of relevant work experience. Full time military enlistment will be considered in lieu of work experience.
    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better is earned in each course. Download the Transcript Request Form. See Transferability of Credit Notice.
    • Proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States or by a minimum score of 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  3. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

  4. MILITARY CREDIT

    • A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.
  5. CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

    • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.P.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee.
    • Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.P.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average on the first six semester hours of graduate work in order to continue in the program.