Master of Public Administration
Q: Why should I earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA)?
A: Norwich University’s Master of Public Administration program provides public service professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond strategically and nimbly to the needs of their communities, and to lead their organizations during both times of uncertainty and prosperity. Students graduate with a greater confidence in their abilities to manage change, manage budgets, and manage employees and constituents.
Q: How is Norwich University’s MPA program structured?
A: The program’s six courses (each six credits) take approximately 18 months to complete. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18 to 24 months.
Students in Norwich’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program first complete the core course(s) to gain a foundational understanding of public administration. Following completion of the core courses, they may enroll in an academic concentration.
Q: Which MPA concentration is available to Federal Publications Seminars students for transfer credit?
A: The academic concentration available to the Federal Publications Seminars partnership is fiscal management. Upon review of coursework completed at FPS, students may receive up to 6 transfer credits toward completion of the MPA program.
Q: How much will the program cost?
A: The current, all-inclusive cost for the Master of Public Administration program is $28,125. The cost per credit is $675 in addition to semester fees and a one-time graduate fee.
Q: How have graduates of the program applied their degree?
A: Master of Public Administration alumni are employed by organizations such as the Air National Guard, Barnes ANGB, Catholic Charities, City of Houston, Department of Defense, United States Senate, USAID, and U.S. Navy.
Bachelor of Science in Management Studies
Q: What does the Bachelor of Science in Management Studies program entail?
A: The online Bachelor of Science in Management Studies program helps prepare working adults in the public, private, and military sectors for mid- to high-level management positions. Designed for students who have at least 30 credit hours of prior college coursework or equivalent military training, the program builds on students’ work experience through relevant courses that emphasize general management theories and practices as well as leadership, communication, and technology skills.
Q: Is the program entirely online?
A: Yes. Norwich has built a leading-edge online learning environment that promotes networking, peer support, and one-on-one interactions with faculty and student support staff. Classrooms are virtual, accessible from anywhere where you have an Internet connection and filled with extensive online learning resources.
Q: How many credits will I take, and can I transfer additional credits to apply toward my degree?
A: To complete your management studies degree, you must earn 120 credits. As an admissions requirement, 30 of those credits must be earned prior to enrolling in the program; an additional 60 semester-credit equivalents from other accredited institutions of higher education for courses that meet specific program requirements may be possible.
Upon review of coursework completed at FPS, students may receive up to 12 transfer credits toward completion of the management studies program.
Q: How long is each trimester, and how long will it take me to finish the program?
A: Each trimester is 16 weeks long and made up of two eight-week sections. Full-time students (meaning they must take at least 12 credits per term) may complete the program in less than two years.
Q: How do I plan my curriculum and program schedule?
A: Once accepted into the program, you will work with one of our student services advisors to outline your degree plan, which will determine the courses you need to graduate.