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MA in Administration

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.

The administrative competencies acquired in this program can be applied in a broad range of private, public, or not-for profit settings. The curriculum emphasizes the application of effective organizational practices along with the ethical responsibilities valued in today’s workplaces.

Required Courses

The Master of Arts in Administration online program consists of 36 credit hours, including the following courses:

  • ADM 505 Human Resource Administration
  • ADM 515 Information Technology Concepts
  • ADM 517 Financial Concepts for Administration
  • ADM 521 Applied Organizational Concepts
  • ADM 525 Administrative Strategies
  • ADM 535 Applied Research Methodologies
  • ADM 545 Values and Ethics in Administration
  • ADM 553 Administrative Leadership Theory & Practice
  • ADM 568 Changing Environment of Administration
  • ADM 680 Project Management
  • ADM 652 Diversity in the Workplace
  • ADM 699 Capstone: Applied Project

View course descriptions.

Admissions Requirements

In order to receive full admission, all of the below items should be submitted before applicants register for their first courses. If any item is missing or incomplete, applicants may be granted provisional acceptance and may be allowed to register for a limited number of credit hours while stipulated admission or academic requirements are being satisfied. In this situation, full admissions to the program is neither implied nor guaranteed.

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a cumulative grade average of B or higher (an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher on a four-point scale). Official transcripts of all previous college or university studies must be submitted.
  • Submission of a completed application form.
  • Submission of a resume or vitae and professional references indicating work history.
  • Two original and verifiable letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources.
  • An essay of at least 750 words, which explains why the applicant wishes to pursue their chosen degree and how it will help to fulfill their personal and professional goals. Applicants should also describe in detail their accomplishments, experiences, values, potential for professional excellence, and commitment to completing their chosen degree program. Moreover, applicants should include information about how they work, think and interact with people, as well as on any other potentially relevant topics.
  • International applicants whose previous college or university studies were not in English must earn a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 80 on the internet-based versions of this test. Applicants must also satisfy all of criteria which are outlined in the section of the University Graduate Catalog on International Applicants.

Provisional Admissions
Students with a GPA below 3.0 may be provisionally admitted if all of the other admissions criteria have been met. Provisionally admitted students may register for two (2) courses and must receive at least a 3.0 (B) grade in each of the courses to register for any additional course(s). If they are successful in attaining at least a 3.0 (B) in each course, they are fully admitted. If they are unsuccessful in attaining a 3.0 (B) in both courses, then the provisionally admitted student can no longer take courses in the MAA.

Admitted to Class (Class Enrollment for Students Not Yet Admitted)
This classification allows students who are not yet admitted to the program to enroll in a class. Students must submit a Graduate Application and proof of baccalaureate degree. PACE allows applicants to enroll in classes (up to six (6) credits, three (3) credits per term) before the application process is complete and a decision is rendered for admission to the Master of Arts in Administration (MAA). Applicants admitted to course work are NOT yet admitted to the program. Full admission to the program is neither implied nor guaranteed. Furthermore, applicants with this designation are NOT eligible for any forms of federal financial aid. It is advisable to all students to have a decision rendered on their application prior to enrolling for class. Students under this classification must also receive at least a 3.0 (B) grade in each course or better in order to be admitted to the MAA program.

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