Master's Degree in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

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Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Master’s in Public Administration in as little as 2 years + 2 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Cost

$766/Credit
Hour
Ways to Save
Master's Advantage: Put your Degree to work sooner! 3 fewer courses and 6 fewer months equals over $6800 in savings

Master's Advantage

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business, you may be eligible to waive up to three courses. We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these course waivers1, you can take fewer courses and put your master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

what you'll learn

  • Collaboration
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
  • Problem Solving
    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
  • Project Management Tools
    Integrate project management tools to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope
  • Project Cost and Schedule Management
    Analyze organizational strategies, goals and procurement techniques to ensure quality, cost and schedule measures are satisfied.
  • Management Theory and Practices
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
  • Project Planning
    Develop a project plan including objectives, timing, budget, key tasks and measurements for success.

Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Master’s in Public Administration degree program may consider career fields such as:

  • Administrative Services Management

  • Medical or Health Services Management

  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Management

  • Social and Community Service Management

  • The University’s Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) with an emphasis in Healthcare Management program is not designed to prepare graduates for nursing home, assisted living facility, long-term care or home care administrator positions. Students interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for certification or licensure requirements. For instance, in Virginia certain educational and training requirements must be satisfied for initial nursing home administrator licensure or initial assisted living facility administrator licensure; Keller’s program does not satisfy the educational and/or training requirements.

Option 1: Healthcare Management Emphasis

Program-Specific Courses

HSM5412 Health Service Systems
HSM5422 Health Rights and Responsibilities
HSM5432 Health Services Finance
HSM544 Health Policy and Economics
HSM546 Managed Care

Capstone

PA601 MPA Capstone

Core Degree Courses

HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
MGMT5912 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS5402 Innovation Through Technology
PROJ586 Project Management Systems

General Degree Courses

ACCT5002 Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
MATH534 Applied Managerial Statistics
MGMT501 Organizational Structures and Business Processes

Option 2: Government Management Emphasis

Program-Specific Courses

ACCT503 Managerial Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT567 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
PA581 Governmental Budgeting and Finance
PA582 Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
PA584 Intergovernmental Management

Capstone

PA601 MPA Capstone

Core Degree Courses

HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
MGMT591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS540 Innovation Through Technology
PROJ586 Project Management Systems

General Degree Courses

ACCT500 Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
MATH534 Applied Managerial Statistics
MGMT501 Organizational Structures and Business Processes

2Earn your master’s and get a graduate certificate along the way. These six courses make up the Health Services Management Graduate Certificate, which is embedded in this program, allowing you to leave with two credentials in one.

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Program Overview

Public Administration: Healthcare Management

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Program Overview

Public Administration: Government Management

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Academic Catalog

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Program Overview

Public Administration: Healthcare Management

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Program Overview

Public Administration: Government Management

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Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania Catalog
Coursework - Master's Degree in Public Administration for Pennsylvania residents
Tuition and Expenses for Pennsylvania residents
Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs.
*For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended DeVry can be found at devry.edu/compliance/ge.html.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.