Master of Science in Management - Public Administration

In order for an organization and its management to compete in today’s global business environment, it can be advantageous to have individuals who can both lead and manage technical initiatives in conjunction with business operations.

CTU's MSM with a concentration in Public Administration focuses on helping to prepare a new breed of technical leadership and management professional in the area of public administration and/or policy. The program focuses on studies relevant to students interested in pursuing potential management positions within government agencies or at businesses that work with those agencies.

For the third year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Management degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News and World Report.*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission





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  • Degree Requirements

    Courses - Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    IT600 IT Management 4
    MGMT604 Organizational Behavior 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses- Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    PA600 Public Administration Theory and Practice 4
    PA605 Graduate Research Methods for Public Administration 4
    PA610 Federal, State, and Local Government 4
    PA615 Budgeting and Finance for Public Administration 4
    PA620 Capstone in Public Administration 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

  • Tuition

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Classes start April 3, 2018!

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New York Attorney General:

Reporting Period: 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017

Date Submitted: 12/2017

Campus Rate
NA Actual Rate
Program Rate
50% Actual Rate
The program rate shown corresponds to the Master of Business Administration program.
New York Attorney General:

Reporting Period: 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017

Date Submitted: 12/2017

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The program rate shown corresponds to the Master of Science in Management program.

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