Graduate Programs

When you choose to earn your master's through a Barry University Extended Learning program, you’re taking the first steps toward expanding your career and earnings potential. Each of our Administration programs is offered both on site and online, allowing you to pursue your graduate work around your personal and professional commitments. Across private, public, and nonprofit sectors, a graduate degree in Administration helps you become a stronger leader with the critical, strategic, and ethical knowledge to effectively serve your organization and community.

Administration (MA)

The Master of Arts in Administration develops the critical administrative competencies that contribute to workplace success. This graduate degree program is designed for adult learners focusing on administration, leadership, communication, and teamwork. You gain a foundation in administrative theories, applications and approaches within the broad social, economic, technological, and political environments of private, public, or nonprofit organizations. This program fully available both in class and online.

Administration (MA) Online

The Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) degree program is designed for working professionals with increasing responsibility for leading and managing modern organizations. It is a thirty six (36) credit hour graduate degree program that addresses topics related to administration, leadership, applied research, values and ethics, strategy, human resources, diversity, finance, project management, and information technology.

Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at Barry University focuses on research and scholarship in the public and nonprofit sectors. Scholarship is the pursuit of knowledge and truth, which resonates with the authentic Dominican heritage of our institution. The pursuit of truth necessitates a steadfast commitment to establishing an inclusive and collaborative society working toward the public good. This program fully available both in class and online.

Public Administration (MPA) Online

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at Barry University focuses on research and scholarship in the public and nonprofit sectors. Scholarship is the pursuit of knowledge and truth, which resonates with the authentic Dominican heritage of our institution. The pursuit of truth necessitates a steadfast commitment to establishing an inclusive and collaborative society working toward the public good. It is the mission of the MPA to instill in learners a commitment to ethical public service for the protection of the public interest and public trust, and generate solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems.

Public Administration (MPA) Online Specialization in Nonprofit

As a part of the MPA program the Specialization will inform the distinctive administration skills needed by those working in nonprofit agencies and those working in both private and public sectors that work in partnership with nonprofit organizations. This specialization is intended for new and current Barry University MPA students who want to acquire skills in leading nonprofit organizations. The specialization courses are offered fully online and at selected sites across the state of Florida.

Public Administration (MPA) Specialization in Nonprofit

Students in the MPA program that have an interest in the nonprofit sector also have an opportunity to earn a Specialization in Nonprofit Administration. As a part of the MPA program the Specialization will inform the distinctive administration skills needed by those working in nonprofit agencies and those working in both private and public sectors that work in partnership with nonprofit organizations. This specialization is intended for new and current Barry University MPA students who want to acquire skills in leading nonprofit organizations. The specialization courses are offered fully online and at selected sites across the state of Florida.

Certificate Programs

Human Resource Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Human Resource Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program addresses the essential HR body of knowledge recommended by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in order to prepare for the PHR and SPHR certification exams.

Information Technology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Information Technology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides the basic theoretical knowledge and technical skills required by today's IT professionals to provide tech solutions to organizations. Courses cover topics including operating systems, telecommunications, computer networks, web design and publishing, and databases.

Public Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Public Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides you with an understanding and real-world applications of the principles essential to the effective management of public agencies. The program consists of seven courses and is designed for students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than public administration.