MPA: Government and Policy

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Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government and Policy program is designed to prepare you for careers in government, health care administration, or non-governmental organizations. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government and Policy program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government and Policy program, which can be taken online, gives you the opportunity to learn how to identify public sector issues and provide solutions. This program is designed to teach you how to acquire, develop, and leverage human capital. It is also intended to teach public organizational theory, economics, servant leadership, public governance, revenue and expenditure structures, budgeting, intergovernmental relations, policy analysis theory, and administrative and constitutional law. Through coursework, you have the chance to apply administrative skills.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should already have your bachelor's degree before enrolling in the Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government and Policy program at Grand Canyon University. You should also be interested in working in government.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 36 credits to earn Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government and Policy. This program consists of nine courses that are each worth four credits.

Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
HRM 635 Acquiring, Developing, and Leveraging Human Capital
LDR 630 Servant Leadership
ADM 611 Public Organizational Theory
ADM 614 Economics for Public Administrators
ADM 624 Public Governance
ADM 626 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
ADM 632 Intergovernmental Relations
ADM 634 Policy Studies
ADM 636 Law and Administrative Process

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After you complete Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government and Policy program, you could pursue employment in the public sector. Your work could include creating and implementing policies.

Positions you might be able to pursue include:

  • City manger
  • Director of administration
  • Director of government relations
  • Government analyst
  • Legislature
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy researcher
  • Public administrator