Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration at Belhaven University equips graduates for increased leadership and management responsibilities within government agencies. Our goal is to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities of public sector professionals and to serve other student who desire careers in public and non-profit organizations. The program will convey knowledge and develop competencies in public sector management practices, public policy analysis, and public decision-making processes. The program is offered in the evenings to facilitate participation by students who are employed full time and wish to pursue their education. Classes are accelerated and consist of one class meeting per week plus a weekly learning team meeting.
- BUILD on Certified Public Management designation
- UNDERSTAND economic, political, legal, and social issues
- DEVELOP a problem-solving approach to public management and policy analysis
- BECOME A MORE proficient, empathetic, sincere, and compassionate public administer and public servant
- BE PREPARED to meet the needs and challenges of public service
Change Your Life
- REWARDING career in public service
- EXCELLING as a professional with increase advancement opportunities
- INCREASING your earning power
- ATTENDING accelerated adult learning style night classes
Change Your Point of View
- PARTICIPATING in learning teams
- STUDYING of Public Administration through scholarly and applied research
- SHAPING your prospective through classes taught from a Christian worldview
|Master of Public Administration Courses|
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|MPA601||Introduction to Public Administration||3|
|MPA602||Effective Professional Communication||3|
|MPA603||Research Methods in Public Administration-Project I||2|
|MPA606||Human Resources Development and Administration||3|
|MPA604||Organizational Theory and Behavior||3|
|MPA605||Principles of Executive Leadership||3|
|MPA607||Ethics and Society||3|
|MPA608||Management Research-Project II||1|
|MPA610||Economics and Public Policy||3|
|MPA609||Administration of Financial Resources||3|
|MPA611||Public and Administrative Law||3|
|MPA612A||Public Policy Analysis A||2|
|MPA612B||Public Policy Analysis B||2|
|MPA613||Management Research-Project III||2|
As you apply for admission toBelhaven 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 university If you have any questions about admission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-968-5988.
1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission
- Baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited institution of higher learning required.
2. TRANSFER CREDITS: Transferability of Credit Notice.
- Download and complete the Transcript Request form from each college previously attended. We will submit that to all colleges/universities you have attended and pay for the transcript request fee for you.
- Submit an official transcript from your undergraduate degree granting institution and official transcripts from institutions where you have completed graduate coursework. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better has been earned in each course. A 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 hours from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course.
- 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.
- Students may transfer up to six (6) hours of graduate credit from the State-sponsored Certified Supervisory Management (CSM-3 credit hours) and Certified Public Management (an additional 3 graduate credits = 6 total acceptable graduate credit hours). CPM program completion accepted toward a degree must be completed within the last six years. An official certificate or course completion transcript must be submitted before transfer credit is awarded; it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the advisor receives the official certificate or transcript. The advisor makes decisions regarding transfer credit. Students may appeal decisions related to transfer credit to the Dean of the School of Business.
3. PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION
- A professional resume which demonstrates a minimum of 2 years of significant full-time work experience.
- Two completed recommendation forms (one being from a current or former supervisor), if requested.
4. SUBMIT TEST SCORES (International Students Only):
- 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 score of 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by ETS. In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055. All international students must provide an official guarantee of funds (Affidavit of Support) for the first academic year of attendance. Medical Insurance is also required.