You are dedicated to making a difference, and a master’s in public administration from Post University will provide you with the decision-making skills, business knowledge and planning techniques needed to lead and manage change in your organization and better serve the public. In as few as 18-24 months, you can complete this program and be prepared to advance to administrative, managerial or supervisory public administration careers in state, federal and local government, as well as nonprofit, private and non-governmental organizations. Through our online course format, you can continue your work helping others while you earn your graduate public administration degree.
This program is also an excellent option for legal studies, human services, emergency management and homeland security, and criminal justice undergraduate degree holders to fulfill their potential in their field. Emergency Management and Homeland Security ConcentrationThe Emergency Management and Homeland Security concentration for the MPA program of study addresses the policy, planning, security, organizational, and management decisions involved in emergency preparedness by using and evaluating analytical data to assess hazards and threats. Students will gain an understanding of how emergency management and security has changed since 9/11 … examine related cybersecurity issues … and analyze how agencies and organizations work together to save lives, protect property and defend our nation.
Graduates of this concentration learn how to prepare and lead response plans in times of emergency, providing relevant opportunities for career entry or advancement at federal, state and local levels of government. Career opportunities include titles like Emergency Management Specialist and Preparedness Specialist.
Program HighlightsOur online program includes a unique combination of graduate-level public administration and business courses that enhance your executive administration skills, which can be applied to your current organization right away or transferred to an advanced position in higher education, health care administration and traditional public serving organizations. Through practical coursework, you will learn to:
Your studies will conclude with a capstone project, which is a research and data based applied policy plan to be completed over the duration of Capstone Part I and Capstone Part II. In Capstone I, students begin the background research necessary for their Implementation Plan, and Capstone II continues the project through to completion, presentation, and defense. The written portion of a successful policy plan will include, at a minimum, an executive summary, introduction, policy overview and background, plan of implementation, financial plan, plan of evaluation, and a conclusion.
At Post University, we emphasize relevant, career-oriented knowledge and skills. Our practice-based program has been vetted by business and public sector leaders and is taught by scholar-practitioner faculty with years of real-world experience. They will offer you valuable insights and advice, so you can launch, grow and transform government programs and nonprofit organizations upon graduation.
Though you will learn in an interactive environment, you will never be alone at Post University. A dedicated academic advisor will be available to assist you, answer any questions and help you overcome any challenges from the moment you enroll.
Make the world a better place and move forward in your career. Contact us to enroll in our 100 percent online master’s in public administration degree program today.
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