Master of Public Administration / Project Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Northcentral University provides leadership and management skills for those seeking work to help develop, establish and implement public programs. While many in this field work for federal, state or local government entities, public administrators may also work for private organizations and within the nonprofit sector. 

This program provides students with a deep understanding of how government agencies and programs function and the role public administrators play within these organizations. Students will learn about public policy processes, including the benefits and challenges of using technology to deliver government services and programs. Additional areas of focus include budgeting, organizational behavior, quality management and public program evaluation as well as budgeting and finance.

The Project Management specialization focuses on risk management, procurement, monitoring, and multi-project management. Students will explore tools and techniques to improve project performance, budgets, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation, contracts and performance reporting.  By the end of the program, students will showcase their knowledge with a final research project that includes investigating a workplace problem, identifying an area for intervention and recommending a plan of action.

Requirements

  • Conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).