Public Administration

Public Administration

Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area - Alameda, CA

  • Master of Public Administration

Program Information The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda, California, is designed to develop action-oriented problem-solving managers for the public sector, especially at the state and local levels of government. Students have the opportunity to develop the competencies required for public sector management, including evaluation and supervision of employees, reinforcement of the organizational mission, and effective management of organizational resources. Concentrations In this program, you may select an optional concentration in the following areas: ¥ Emergency Preparedness and Response ¥ Homeland Security ¥ State and Local Government Program Outcomes This Public Administration degree program is intended to produce graduates as leaders in the public sector and the following program outcomes reflect this goal. Communication ¥ Communicate the roles and limitations of government at any level (federal, state, local) in specific circumstances. ¥ Deliver oral, visual, or written presentations to educate or promote projects to diverse audiences. Analytical problem solving ¥ Gather information, discern gaps, develop, and evaluate possible solutions and alternatives regarding political, social, and financial costs and benefits of public sector initiatives. Leadership and motivation ¥ Generate shared goals and lead internal and external stakeholders toward those goals. ¥ Motivate employees and other stakeholders to perform consistent with the mission of the relevant work unit. Tactical Management ¥ Execute duties and responsibilities such as: evaluate and supervise public sector employees, reinforce organizational mission, and manage unit budgets. Interpersonal Effectiveness ¥ Establish, build, and sustain effective working relationships with relevant parties to achieve organizational goals. ¥ Exemplify and teach ethical values and behavior. Apply Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the MPA program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information. This degree program is also offered at other Argosy University Locations Tuition Data for this program at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Below is the current tuition cost for this program for a full-time student completing the entire program in normal time. All tuition and fees are subject to change. Books & Digital Resources $1020 Program Fees $1303 Room & Board* $0 Tuition $25398 The financial aid office uses an estimate of direct and indirect costs to determine how much financial aid a student may be eligible for. Direct costs include tuition, fees, some books and supplies, and institutional housing. Indirect costs include estimates of other living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. Housing costs may be considered direct or indirect. Examples of the costs of attendance estimates used can be found by clicking here. *optional where available

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