Get an Inside Look at Your Online Course Experience
A LOOK INTO THE MPA CAPSTONE
The CAPSTONE course is the last course in your MPA degree progression.
The course is designed to demonstrate your ability to take a project from
CONCEPT TO COMPLETION.
YOU WILL PICK A TOPIC IN YOUR FIELD
where you can make a difference
- Submit a topic proposal
- Complete a report
- Present in a 3 to 5 minute video
Pieces of the final project are completed over a total of 8 weeks.
Additional assignments and discussions help you think about approaching your topic with different perspectives.
Topics our alumni have presented include...
The Path from Public Assistance to Self-Sufficiency
Police Response to Active Shooters: A Change in Tactics Cost Effective and Efficient
Communicating During Disasters: A Look into Information & Communication Technologies
Curbing Carcinogens: A Needed Change in Firefighter Cancer
THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOU
Define yourself as a LEADER.
And make a DIFFERENCE.
Targeted Toward Your Interests
A 36 credit-hour program, Anna Maria's online Public Administration Master's degree is customized to your specific interests and expertise. The curriculum for all five of our specializations is designed to maximize your online learning experience – you'll gain the specialized knowledge you seek to further your career in public administration. You'll learn how to:
- Manage people and resources
- Analyze information
- Oversee expenditures
- Draft and implement governmental and public policy
- Conduct safety inspections
- Investigate suspected criminal activity
- Serve as consultants
The Direct Track for Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration is a total of 36 credit hours. For those who qualify, a mid-career option is available in which only 30 credit hours are required to complete the MPA master's degree.
Mid-Career Track Available
Our online Master's in Public Administration program features two separate tracks designed for recent college graduates or established professionals with full-time careers. For approved students with four years or more of administrative or managerial experience, two courses would be waived from the traditional 12-course MPA curriculum.
|Course Number||Course Names||Credits|
|MPA 501||Strategic Management of Human Capital||3 credits|
|MPA 502||Organizational Theories and The Public Sector||3 credits|
|MPA 503||Executive Leadership||3 credits|
|MPA 504||Management Policies in Government Finance||3 credits|
|MPA 600||Ethics in Public Service||3 credits|
|MPA 602||Managerial Statistics for Public Managers||3 credits|
|MPA 603||Public Policy||3 credits|
|MPA 604||Strategic Planning for Public Managers||3 credits|
Click on the links below to see the specific courses for each MPA specialization. Four specialization courses will complete the MPA curriculum:
Get a Competitive Edge
Take the next step in achieving your personal and professional goals. Click here to learn more about our online Master's in Public Administration from Anna Maria College or call 877-265-3201 to speak with a Program Manager.