Master of Public Administration
Distance Learning, On-Campus
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
The Master of Public Administration is designed to develop and promote leadership. The world of nonprofit, government, healthcare, and law-enforcement-related agencies requires individuals with sharp analytic skills, budgetary acumen, and excellent human relations ability. Within the Master’s in Public Administration program, students develop the research skills necessary to set the foundation for clear data-driven decision making. The program balances research with an additional focus on the need for values and ethics in public policy.
The Hilbert College graduate degree in Public Administration consists of 36 credit hours. Students take one course at a time and move with a cohort, developing colleagues and friends. Cohorts remain together throughout the 16-month program, changing a course of study every five weeks to complete 12 sessions. This model is convenient for individuals who are employed full-time. Unique to Hilbert, the curriculum has been devised with an ongoing, integrated research project throughout the program. Unlike most graduate programs that ask for a final semester thesis, the Hilbert program allows for a more thorough theory and research application. It is developed and worked on throughout the program. The graduate research project is designed to help students apply classroom concepts and theories to practical issues and problems. Students will use scientific research and develop information literacy to frame their topic. Students develop a research-level within this program to set the foundation for clear data-driven decision-making. The program balances research with an additional focus on the need for values and ethics in public policy.
Careers: Legislator, Healthcare Management, Nonprofit Agencies, Human Resources, Education, Marketing/Public Relations, Financial Manager, Economist, Town Administrator.