Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Solve Public Policy Challenges
With a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy from Grand Canyon University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you can learn to apply administrative skills in the areas of leadership, human capital development, policy and governance in government, nonprofit and community arenas.
You are challenged to identify and provide solutions for the unique issues facing public sector organizations today. The relationships among the federal, state and municipal levels of government are examined, along with the history of U.S. federalism and the competition among levels and branches of government.
The government policy degree can prepare you to drive change at various levels of government. This program focuses on public governance, strategic solutions, law, and administrative processes to help you gain competency in what makes the government work and how to improve initiatives that serve the public.
Sharpen Public Governance
Coursework in the government policy degree examines how the challenges and problems facing society become policy issues. Selected topics on administration and constitutional law, including the exercise of governmental power, legislative and executive oversight and rulemaking, are also explored.
You have the opportunity to learn how government and public organizations serve their stakeholders, the manner in which their services are carried out, how resources are managed and how regulatory powers are managed. Grand Canyon University's (GCU) MPA also explores the role of servant leadership and how focusing on the needs of citizens helps create a dynamic interdependency that benefits all.
What You Will Learn
Develop Effective Public Solutions
This program covers:
- Key leadership concepts.
- Economics and the impact of policy decisions on income distribution and goods and service allocation.
- How government serves citizens and how public resources are managed.
- Developing human capital to drive success.
- Public governance, including an examination of UN guidelines related to transparency, participation, and accountability.
- Analyzing the dynamics of education, health care, and social services in relation to policy issues.
Prepare to Serve in Government
GCU's Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy helps prepare you for a career in government. You may wish to pursue a career serving as a government official, managing government departments or working in nonprofit agencies and other roles in local, state and federal government.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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