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Master of Public Administration - MPA Degree

Master’s In Public Administration Degree - MPA Degree Online Program Program OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin

Course Descriptions

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Get an in-depth view of the courses that provide the knowledge and skills you’ll need to make an impact within your chosen field.

Curriculum

Master of Public Administration Degree

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Study applicable, real-world scenarios and convert knowledge into strategy to become an effective leader in your field.

Meet Your Faculty

From the board room to the classroom

Each Franklin major is designed with the ongoing input of industry experts to ensure you gain respected and relevant knowledge that can be applied instantly in the workplace.

Alexander Heckman

Alexander Heckman - Program Chair

Dr. Heckman received his Ph.D. in Public Policy Management and his MPA from The Ohio State University. He has significant experience with government and nonprofit organizations, having worked as a performance audit manager for the Ohio Auditor of State and as a budget and policy analyst for the Ohio General Assembly.

Program Outcomes

  • Use public administration concepts and tools necessary for effectively leading and managing public and not-for-profit organizations to improve organizational performance and serve the public interest
  • Apply technology and use critical thinking, argumentation, and communication skills to effectively engage in professional and public dialogue with diverse audiences about public policy, programs, and administration and persuade them to support particular courses of action
  • Apply a public service perspective when making decisions about public policy and programs and the administration of public and not-for-profit organizations
  • Use concepts and tools from the areas of human resources, information technology, management sciences, and statistics in problem solving and decision making about administrative, programmatic, and policy issues
  • Use financial, network, and strategic management concepts and tools in problem solving and decision making about administrative, programmatic, and policy issues
  • Use concepts and tools from the areas of leadership, ethics, and argumention and utilize political, interpersonal, and organizational communication skills when problem-solving or making decisions on administrative, programmatic, and policy issues, and put these decisions and plans into action

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