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Public Administration (online)

Master of Public Administration

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Want a career in management for a government, nonprofit or community organization? The public administration program can help you achieve just that. Here, you will study topics such as economic development, privatization, regulatory and public policy, government ethics and more. With Lynn's iPad-powered learning you can take courses conveniently online. And, you can earn your M.P.A in as little as one year.

What you'll learn in the public administration program

  • Public budgeting and finance 
  • Public personnel and human resources management
  • Economic development, privatization and regulatory policy

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

iPad-powered learning
iPad-powered learning

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At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.

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Public administration curriculum 

In the public administration program you will receive advanced training, applied research opportunities and gain academic exposure to a wide array of managerial tools and skills necessary for success as an administrator. 

Course preview

MS/PAD500 Management and Administration
This course is designed to equip students with the necessary, basic theoretical knowledge, analytical skills and “best practices” within the field of contemporary public management and administration. By reviewing both the past and present, the course will adopt a future orientation in the examination of the factors, perspectives and theories that influence the understanding of public sector management and administration.

MS/PAD 505 Applied Research Methods
Get an overview of the methods of inquiry within the framework of applied management theories. Includes a critique of assessment issues in experimental, quantitative, descriptive and exploratory studies. Students design a research project and draft a research proposal that will be utilized in their culminating graduate project in emergency planning and administration.

MS/PAD 510 Administrative and Regulatory Law
This course is designed to prepare students with the necessary, basic theoretical knowledge and analysis of reasonable principles of organizational justice. Students will examine charters, statues, executive orders, regulations, ordinances and codes. By examining the American regulatory process through federal, state and local regulations and administrative law, students will be able to shape substantive and procedural issues constructively for the long-term civic good in the face of complexity and paradox.

Public administration careers 

With your Master of Public Administration degree, you will have a variety of careers and jobs to choose from, such as: 

  • Political aide
  • School administrator
  • Director of parks and recreation
  • Library administrator
  • Director of human resources
  • Aide to a mayor
  • Museum director
  • Community organizer
  • CEO of a nonprofit organization

Graduates of the M.P.A. program have gone on to work with many exciting companies, including: 

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • US Coast Guard
  • Embassies
  • Historical societies and museums
  • Political campaigns
  • Congressional offices
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