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Master of Science in Administration

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Administration (MSA) is one of our most popular and flexible programs. The program draws from many fields to give you a broad understanding of what makes organizations successful. You'll learn to be an effective leader of people and projects. Choose from 14 concentrations to focus on coursework specific to your career goals.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: On Campus, Online
Program Length: 1-3 years
Credit Hours: 36

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Take your skills to the next level. Complete the program in a way that works for you — on campus, online, at one of our off-campus locations, or even a combination. Most classes are scheduled during evenings and weekends and you can take the program full-time or part-time.

The core of the MSA program — about half your courses — teach you the foundations of administration: organizational theory, financial analysis, strategic planning, and more.

The other half of your courses — in your chosen concentration — allow you to tailor the curriculum to your interests and career goals.

Prior learning credit for work, training, and life experiences count. The MSA program is customized to fit your needs and utilize your work experiences, or professional certifications you have earned and apply them toward the degree you want - saving you time and money.


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Leading in a digital environment is more important now than ever. A degree in digital management equips you to lead teams remotely and leverage the digital resources of the organization.
Add leadership skills to your technical expertise with courses designed for management in industrial, high-tech, and renewable energy organizations.
Design the perfect curriculum for your career. Customize the program by choosing courses from multiple concentrations.
Become well-versed in the legal, financial, and policy aspects of the health care industry. Learn how to manage resources, navigate regulations, and be a leader in this rapidly growing sector.  Those with an existing CMPE or FACMPE certification may have earned 6-9 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.
Master complex employment issues related to labor relations, staff, training, and organizational development. Those with a SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, and SPHR may have earned 6 to 9 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.
You’ll study group dynamics, organizational change, conflict management, negotiations, cultural diversity, and communications, and learn strategies to meet your organization’s goals.
Learn to make projects and processes come together in a timely, cost-effective manner. To become an effective project manager, you’ll hone your multitasking, analytical thinking, leadership, and communication skills. This program meets the educational requirements to take the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Those with an existing PMP or PgMP certificate may have earned 9 credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.
Advance your career in public service with an in-depth understanding of political, social, and economic environments surrounding public and nonprofit organizations.
Learn effective ways to train and inspire employees and make sound, knowledge-based decisions to evolve the workforce. Developing workforce talent is a critical part of organizational success.  Those with an existing CPLP certification may have earned six credits toward your MSA degree through our Certification-to-Credit Program.

Careers & Outcomes

Our MSA graduates work across many industries in many different types of roles. The versatile degree and multiple concentrations allow you to align your education with your goals.

Career Projected Salary
Project Manager $94,500
General Manager $98,100
Business Analyst (General) $93,000
Human Resources Manager $130,000
Management Analyst $95,290
Financial Manager $139,790

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