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Amid the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, NSU is committed to helping you pursue your dreams in the safest environment possible. In addition to offering online courses as a learning option, we have implemented a BlendFlex educational model that offers in-class instruction, synchronous remote instruction, and online taped lecture instruction.

Inspired to Lead and Serve

If you want to be an agent of change, here’s your chance! With The NSU Edge, you will be able to make lives better, help families, and strengthen communities on a state and local level. With the abundance of opportunities nationwide, professionals like you are in high demand.

Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program will propel you into a successful career path, providing you with a foundation in advanced public administration skills intensely focused on state and local administration, as well as non-profit management. Our curriculum is designed to help you understand the social, economic, and political context in which public decisions are made. Our faculty members will tap into their thorough experience outside of the classroom to ensure that your learning experience is practical, useful, and powerful.

Our M.P.A. is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation and listed on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs in conformity with NASPAA standards. Being part of a program that is accredited by NASPAA is widely considered the global standard in public service education.

Upon completion of this program, you will possess the skills necessary to lead public and community agencies, raise the bar to better serve others, and advance your professional career. Make your leadership dreams a reality today.

Apply for NSU’s Master of Public Administration.

Quick Facts

Curriculum

NSU’s M.P.A. program is 39 total credits to complete.

Start Dates

The M.P.A. concentrations are available to start in August, October, January, March and May.

Delivery Options

Classes for the Master of Accounting concentrations are offered Saturdays at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and online.

Tuition

Tuition for the degree program is $939 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Tuition Award

Eligible government or non-profit employees qualify for a 50% government employee award. Contact a Business Development Specialist for more information.

Earning Potential

Political Scientist $115,110 Average Salary Per Year
Program Director (Non-Profit) $104,139 Average Salary Per Year
City Manager $86,376 Average Salary Per Year
Emergency Management Director $72,760 Average Salary Per Year

Source: Salary.com, Payscale.com, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Master of Public Administration Curriculum

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M.P.A. Core Courses (24 credits)
Credits
PUB 5409
Public Administration in Theory and Application ( PUB 5409 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5429
Public Sector Statistical Analysis ( PUB 5429 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5438
Public and Non-Profit Strategic Management ( PUB 5438 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5439
Administrative Law and Ethics in the Public Sector ( PUB 5439 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5449
Public Policy Analysis ( PUB 5449 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5459
Managing Information and Technology in the Public Sector ( PUB 5459 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5469
Public Finance ( PUB 5469 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5926
Public Budgeting ( PUB 5926 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5932
Sustainable Community Development ( PUB 5932 / Credits: 3 )
3
REE 5867
Geographic Information Systems ( REE 5867 / Credits: 3 )
3
REE 5878
Real Estate Development Process: Part I ( REE 5878 / Credits: 3 )
3
REE 5882
Land Use Planning & Project Design ( REE 5882 / Credits: 3 )
3
Capstone* (Choose one)
Credits
PUB 5945
Master of Public Administration Integrative Project ( PUB 5945 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5941
Public Administration Internship ( PUB 5941 / Credits: 3 )
3
PUB 5945
Master of Public Administration Integrative Seminar ( PUB 5945 / Credits: 3 )
3

Students are assigned to one capstone option based on public sector work experience. The capstone must be taken during the last semester of the student’s curriculum and the student must be in good academic standing to register.

Success Stories

Adriana Fazzano Ficano, M.P.A. 2015
Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President for Corporate Relations, Broward College

"If you are a public servant in a leadership capacity at any type of government entity, this is the program for you."

Bryant Walker, M.P.A. 2010
Director of Aviation, City of Brownsville, San Padre Island International Airport

"My field is fairly specialized, however the MPA prepared me in numerous ways for this position. I’m prepared for board meetings, commission meetings, and all aspects of my job."

Marjorie McNichols-Sealey, M.P.A. 2012
Assistant Chief of Quality & Systems Improvement, Veteran’s Affairs

After serving in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, Marjorie embraced her dream of living in a small town and utilized her M.P.A. degree to gain the latest and greatest skills for her career.

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