Montana State University Billings


About the University Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive well-rounded unique education and training for Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges — arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, education and City College. Location Set in the largest city in the state, Montana State University Billings and the community of Billings combine for a unique college experience: engaged and encouraging faculty; friendly people; a supportive community; and incredible educational opportunities. Residents of Billings have a long track record of supporting the university through scholarships, internships and civic engagement. A regional retail, financial and medical hub, Billings offers a vast array of job opportunities, personal connections and leadership opportunities via three campuses spread through the city. Life on the main campus mirrors that of Billings: Students are happy to mingle on some of the 110 park-like acres at the base of the spectacular Rimrocks or take part in a variety of cultural, service, athletic or educational activities. Whether a motivated honors student or first-generation attendee, all learners will find challenges that fulfill both individual goals and societal needs. Safety The Montana State University Billings Police Department has seven sworn police officers who are certified by the State of Montana. The department handles police and criminal matters on University property and provides other public safety services. The Department of Student Affairs and Department of Facility Services help ensure a safe learning environment through secure entrance to residence halls, emergency phones and fire sprinkler-equipped residence classrooms and residence halls.

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Master of Public Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2016 USA Billings + 1 more

The purpose of the M.P.A. program is to prepare students for professional public service employment and to enhance the professional skills of mid-career public administrators. [+]

5 reasons to choose MSUB for this degree Our graduates find public service careers at all levels of government and non-profit organizations Nearly all classes are offered once a week in the evening to accommodate working students. Some classes may be offered online. Low student/teacher ratio Students develop skills in public management, leadership, and analysis Students develop a broad understanding of governance The purpose of the M.P.A. program is to prepare students for professional public service employment and to enhance the professional skills of mid-career public administrators. The MPA curriculum offers professional education in the areas of research methodology, program evaluation and policy analysis, organizational management, public budgeting and finance, public personnel administration, local government administration and public sector ethics. Most of the courses in this program are offered in the evening allowing for flexible completion of the program. [-]