Master - Organizational Leadership: Public Administration

Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Public Administration is designed for both current public administrators and those interested in seeking a public administration career. You can learn more about this online graduate program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's MS in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources Management is an online program designed to help you gain the managerial skills needed for a leadership position in the public sector. The courses can help you build your knowledge of setting and managing budgets, public relations, urban planning, personnel policies, and government relations. The program concludes with a final specialization project, where you will be able to demonstrate your new abilities in investigating and solving a public administration-related workplace problem.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Public Administration, you may already have some experience working in the public sector or in a public administration-related field. Strong communication, problem-solving and leadership skills would also be beneficial. All applicants to Northcentral University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you must complete 30 credit hours. Eighteen credits will be from required foundational courses, 9 credits will be from specialization courses of your choice, and three credits will be from a research project.

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
MSOL 5000 Leadership Development and Practice
MSOL 5102Ethics and Decision Making
MSOL 5103People, Processes, and Organizational Health
MSOL 5104Leadership: Change, Crises, and Communication
MSOL 5105Leadership and Organization Strategy
MSOL 5106Understanding Data
Specialization Courses
MSOL 5111 Introduction to Public Administration
MSOL 5112Public/Government Relations
MSOL 5113Quality Management in Public Administration
Capstone Course
MSOL 5110 Capstone Professional Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

After you have successfully completed the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Public Administration, you could pursue employment opportunities with various government or public agencies. Some of the positions that you could consider include:

  • City planner
  • Policy analyst
  • City manager
  • Strategic consultant
  • Municipal manager