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Master of Science in Administration

Our MSA degree is for professional administrators seeking to develop a broad range of trending management and leadership skills. Offered both on and off-campus to over 2,000 students each year, this degree is interdisciplinary in nature and has been in existence since 1974.

In the last 40+ years, tens of thousands of students have earned the MSA degree.

We have you in mind by offering a great deal of flexibility with a variety of concentrations from which you can choose. In this interdisciplinary program, faculty are drawn from many departments. Your time is valuable, so our program can be completed face-to-face, online, or through a hybrid format in many locations.

The administrative core (about half of the course work) prepares you for administrative positions in a variety of organizational settings. You can tailor your concentration area (the other half of the degree) to what really interests you. You'll join our MSA community of both full-time and part-time students. Most classes are scheduled in the evenings and on the weekends to accommodate your schedule.

Explore the MSA concentrations and graduate certificates

To complete your Master of Science in Administration, you will complete the core coursework and then choose from one of the following concentrations:

Digital Management
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Engineering Management
General Administration
Health Services Administration
Human Resources Administration
International Administration
Leadership
Logistics and Acquisitions
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations
Project Management
Public Administration
Research Administration
Talent Development

Current undergraduate CMU students, you have the opportunity to receive your master's degree in one year!Learn more about the Accelerated Master's Degree Program and how to apply.

Master of Science in Administration program details

If you're not interested in getting your Master of Science in Administration and just want to focus on a concentration, you can choose from the options below and earn a graduate certificate. Follow each link to learn more about each of these graduate certificates.

Administrative Essentials
Digital Management
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Engineering Management
General Administration
Health Services Administration
Human Resources Administration
International Administration
Leadership
Logistics and Acquisitions
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations
Project Management
Public Administration
Research Administration
Talent Development

We're here to answer your questions about our MSA program

If you're interested in pursuing the MSA degree through one of our CMU Online locations, email or call 877-268-4636.‚Äč

You can also request information from our Graduate Recruiting Office.

Masters of Science Administration