Program Courses

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration program provides the opportunity for qualified individuals to complete training requirements for the award of Management and Executive Career Development Certification through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).  The program consists of 12 courses with 480 hours of direct instruction, which is supplemented by blended independent / interactive online assignments.  Each course requires 40 hours of direct instruction delivered through a mandatory face-to-face residency component.  The residency component cannot be waived.

Training credit will only be granted for Master of Public Administration coursework approved by the P.O.S.T. Council and completed through Reinhardt University.   Training credit shall not be awarded for graduate courses completed at other institutions.  Individuals seeking the award of career development training credit must meet the following conditions:

  • Be in good standing with the Georgia P.O.S.T. Council or cleared by P.O.S.T. for training and employment;
  • Acceptance into the Master of Public Administration program as a degree seeking student;
  • Attend 90% or more of each course residency component as scheduled through Reinhardt University;
  • Obtain a cumulative final average of 80% or higher in each course;
  • Maintain good standing as a degree seeking student in the Master of Public Administration program.
MPA Program Courses
    MPA 600  Public Administration and Policy 3
    MPA 605  Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3
    MPA 610  Research Methods 3
    MPA 611  Applied Statistics for Public Decision Making 3
    MPA 615  Special Topics in Public Administration* 3
    MPA 620  Budgeting and Finance 3
    MPA 625  Human Services Administration 3
    MPA 630  Administrative Law 3
    MPA 635  Ethics in Public Service 3
    MPA 640  Criminal Justice Administration 3
    MPA 645  Police Administration 3
    MPA 655  Criminal Justice Policy 3
    MPA 660  Local Government Administration and Management 3
    MPA 665  Public Organization and Management 3
    MPA 670  Public Policy Process 3


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