Key Program Components

  • Leadership from a Christian perspective
  • Program management and budgeting
  • Organizational culture
  • Principles of economics
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Research and writing
  • Professional presentation skills
  • Legislative process
  • Administrative law

Faculty 

One of the unique benefits of the MPA program at Randall is that our faculty are all practitioners, with vast experience in the fields of service about which they are teaching:

  • 1 director of a large state agency
  • 2 directors of large Christian ministries
  • 7 governmental practitioners
  • 4 non-profit organization practitioners
  • 2 economists and budget analysts
  • 3 attorneys
  • 2 mass media professionals

Program Outcomes

  • Apply biblical principles to the practice of public administration
  • Lead and manage in public governance and/or the non-profit sector
  • Participate in and contribute to the policy process
  • Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective

Details

The Master of Public Administration program is a total of 39 hours, over approximately two years, offered one night a week (Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.), or completely online. 

Careers for MPA Graduates

  • City Manager
  • Budget Officer
  • Law Enforcement Professional
  • Government Agency Director
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Ministry Director
  • Resource Development Director
  • Professional Researcher/Analyst
  • Elected Government Official 
  • Journalist
  • College Instructor

Courses (MPA—Government Management)

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Program Evaluation and Research
  • Leadership and Organizational Culture
  • Introductory Quantitative Methods
  • Executive Leadership
  • Quantitative Data Analysis for Public Administration
  • Principles of Economics
  • Public Program Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Legislative Process
  • Administrative Law
  • Public Policy Implementation
  • Presentation of Research

Courses (MPA—Non-Profit Management)

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Program Evaluation and Research
  • Leadership and Organizational Culture
  • Introductory Quantitative Methods
  • Executive Leadership
  • Quantitative Data Analysis for Public Administration
  • Principles of Economics
  • Public Program Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Establishing a Non-Profit Organization
  • Funding a Non-Profit Agency
  • Presentation of Research

Tuition

$325 per credit hour 

Admission 


Requirements

  • Bachelor degree with GPA of 2.5 or higher (may consider lower GPA under extenuating circumstances)
  • Successfully completed Intermediate Algebra

Materials

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A letter explaining one's career objective and why they believe they can succeed in the program
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from bachelors' degree college
  • Official transcript documenting successful completion of Intermediate Algebra or a more advanced math course.

This Graduate Checklist for the MPA Program will be of help to you!

Contact

For more information, please contact Dr. Paulette Jones (pjones@ru.edu or 405-912-9020) or our Admissions Office (admissions@ru.edu or 405.912.9011). 

Financial Impact


How much will I make with an MPA degree?

The University of Washington reports that their 2012 MPA graduates increased their pay on average by $18,464. (Evans School)


The Fels Institute of Government reports that their 2012 MPA graduates received an average starting pay of $70,305.
(Penn Career Survey)


In 2012, the U.S. Census showed that the median annual salary of those with Masters degrees was on average $12,200 more than those with only a Bachelors degree. Normally the graduate recoups their graduate school expenses within 10 years of graduation.  (PublicServiceCareers.org)