Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Business & Government

Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Business & Government

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PADM 501Fundamentals of Public Administration3
PADM 530Politics, Strategies, and Initiatives of Community Economic Development3
PADM 550Public Policy Analysis3
PADM 600Politics & Policy of Public Sector Budgeting3
PADM 610Management of Public Sector Organizations3
PADM 620Public Administration Praxis: Legal & Contemporary Issues3
PPOL 505Applied Public Policy Research Methods3
Total Hours21
Business & Government Cognate
BUSI 561Legal Issues in Business3
JURI 630International Business Law3
PPOG 502Economics and Public Policy3
Total Hours9
Thesis or Elective Courses 1,2
PADM 689Thesis Proposal & Research 33
PADM 690Thesis Defense 43
Total Hours6

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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