Part time Master's Degree in Administration in Pennsylvania in USA

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Administration

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Administration programs provide students with hands-on training through internships or projects, as well as lectures. Students can expect four years of study, and often are required to take courses unrelated to administration, such as biology and literature, to round out their degree.

 

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

Pennsylvania is officially known as Common Wealth of Pennsylvania. Most of the higher education institutes in the state follow the commonwealth system of higher education. The easily reachable and healthy recreation facilities in the state make it an ideal place for higher education.

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Master of Public Administration

Villanova University, Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences
Campus 2 years January 2017 USA Villanova

The Master of Public Administration is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to become an ethical, creative leader in the public service. We periodically update courses to reflect trends in the study of public administration as well as faculty expertise and interests. [+]

Part time Masters in Administration in Pennsylvania in USA. The Master of Public Administration is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to become an ethical, creative leader in the public service. We periodically update courses to reflect trends in the study of public administration as well as faculty expertise and interests. You also will take a written comprehensive examination and complete a management internship, if you do not have prior experience, to complete your degree. You may also elect to complete an individual research project. These are reserved for advanced students with specific needs not met by available elective course work. Approval for the individual research course must be obtained from the MPA Director. The MPA Director may also permit you to take up to two elective courses from other graduate programs in order to help you personalize your degree. Required Courses MPA students must take 18 credits of Required Courses. MPA 8001 - Public Administration Theory MPA 8002 - Organization Theory MPA 8003 - Financial Management MPA 8004 - Public Personnel Management MPA 8005 - Analysis and Research I MPA 8006 - Analysis and Research II Elective Courses MPA students must take 18 credits of Elective Courses. MPA 8100 - Decision-Making MPA 8200 - Administrative Communication MPA 8300 - Leadership Ethics MPA 8400 - Strategic Planning MPA 8500 - Effective City Management MPA 8550 - Urban Politics and Government MPA 8600 - Effective Non-Profit Management MPA 8700 - Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations MPA 8800 - Managing Public Networks MPA 8900 - Public Policy MPA 8199 - Three-Credit Special Topics i.e., Cultural Competency MPA 8299 - One-Credit Special Topics** Contingent Courses MPA 8010 - Management Internship MPA 8012 - Individual Research I MPA 8013 - Individual Research II One-Credit Courses **Our one-credit topic courses are offered on three Saturday mornings, for approximately 3 hours each. They are offered as sections of MPA 8299 and include: Land-use and zoning Debt management Economic development strategies Labor relations Program evaluation Performance measurement Effective public affairs Emergency management Arts Marketing Attendance Policy Villanova’s MPA program is a teaching-centered, class-room based program. Students are expected to regularly attend class and to inform faculty, preferably in advance, when they will have to miss class. We are a professional degree program and understand some of our students may have full-time work obligations that will conflict with one or more classes during the semester. Faculty will accommodate students who will have to miss a class as a result of professional obligations. Often faculty request students to prepare work to cover the class missed, such as write answers to a few study questions or to submit the work expected in class. We do consider four or more absences in a three-credit course and one absence in a one-credit course to be excessive. Faculty will consult with the MPA Director when a student misses too many classes and determine if problems with excessive absences prevent the student from completing the course. Excessive absences normally mean the student cannot receive credit for the course. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Kutztown

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. [+]

Master of Public AdministrationThe Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. The program equips students with specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, research and other essential management techniques.  The program benefits professionals employed or seeking employment in government agencies (at all levels), health care and other not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprise. In eastern Pennsylvania there is a large number of occupations for which public administration expertise is essential, especially those in "third sector" industries which depend upon effective interface with government agencies and skillful handling of governmental processes and regulations.Successful completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit is required for the Master of Public Administration degree. All students accepted into this program must complete all requirements within six (6) calendar years.When pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration, the Department of Political Science requires students to complete 36 semester hours in specialized courses. The courses include:... [-]


Master of Education in School Administration

Shippensburg University
Campus September 2017 USA Shippensburg

Each year a number of teachers take the first step to secure certification as a school administrator. A knowledge base for administrators for the twenty-first century must include... [+]

Master of Education in School Administration

The skills necessary for effective administration of a school are learned, not intuitive. Each year a number of teachers take the first step to secure certification as a school administrator. A knowledge base for administrators for the twenty-first century must include inductive methods of analysis, reflection onteaching and learning, examination of exemplary programs in schools, and an understanding of emerging problems and the complexity of organizations.

The Program

To provide for teachers who wish to move into educational leadership and/or who wish to prepare for a doctoral program in educational leadership, the College of Education and Human Services offers a master of education degree program in educational leadership that includes certification as a principal and/or supervisor. Post-master’s programs are also available leading to the certification of K-12 principals and supervisors and the superintendent’s letter of eligibility.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Shippensburg University
Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Shippensburg

The MPA program through Shippensburg University is offered both on campus and in Harrisburg at the Dixon University Center [+]

Master of Public Administration

Well-trained public administrators are needed today at all levels of government. Fiscal constraints and public demands for responsive government make effective management a necessity. Some MPA graduates hold elective office while others hold policy-making positions in the civil service or other government positions. There is also a market for managerial skills in private and nonprofit agencies and in large corporations.

The Program

The MPA program through Shippensburg University is offered both on campus and in Harrisburg at the Dixon University Center. We normally offer three courses per semester on campus and two at the Dixon University Center on Front Street. We also have limited course offering during the summer.... [-]