Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (2022)

Learn how to be an effective public administrator

Sep 14 6:00-6:45 PM (EST)School of Business Graduate Information Session Sep 14
Sep 15 12:00-12:45 PM (EST)School of Business Graduate Information Session Sep 15
Oct 17 Oct 17 – 20GraduateVirtual Open House Week Oct 17

About the MPA Program

The Master of Public Administration is designed for optimum flexibility for working professionals. All classes are held in a synchronous online format utilizing Zoom or another web-based meeting platform. This means you can attend your live class during its scheduled day and time from a location of your choosing: the comfort of your home, the closest Barry University campus, or anywhere in the world you have an internet connection.

During the 7-week course, the instructor will teach from one of our campuses, for a minimum of one of the class sessions. In-person attendance for this session is optional as the class will still be offered via a web-based meeting platform. During the other scheduled classes, the instructor will teach from a location of his/her choosing, utilizing a web-based meeting platform. This program has been designed to provide working professionals a better life/work/school balance by eliminating the after work commute to campus while still offering live instruction and access to professors.

Also available Online

View Curriculum

Our program provides students with the theories, principles, and practices of public service, instilling in students a commitment to inclusivity, collaboration, and social justice.

Hallmarks of the Program

Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (1)

Administrative and leadership theories

Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (2)

Principles of ethical behavior

Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (3)

Practices and the rule of law

  • Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (4)

    (Video) Barry University Master of Business Administration at Marlins Park

    Administrative and leadership theories

  • Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (5)

    Principles of ethical behavior

  • Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (6)

    Practices and the rule of law

Program Outcomes

  • Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (7)

    Focus on Effectiveness

    You will learn to apply research methods and techniques to determine organizational and program effectiveness. You will be able to use administrative and leadership theories and best practices to determine effectiveness in the workplace.

  • Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (8)

    Promote Change

    You will learn to evaluate public planning theories and practices for substantive and equitable change.

  • Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (9)

    Evaluate Frameworks

    The program teaches you how to analyze the rule of law in administrative procedures, and the outcomes of public administration rulemaking, ultimately helping you apply theories and principles of public administration within existing frameworks.

  • Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (10)

    Nonprofit Specialization

    If you are interested in the nonprofit sector, you can earn a Specialization in Nonprofit Administration. Part of the MPA program, the specialization provides the distinctive administrative skills necessary for success in nonprofit organizations.

Testimonials

  • "Being a life-long learner, it simply enhances my life experiences. The instructors have been engaging and have promoted good discussions."- David LuborMission Planning Specialist with the U.S. Airforce, Bachelor of Public Administration

  • "What I liked most about Barry University was the professors' understanding that a large majority of the students were full-time working adults. The professors made the classes bearable as well as enjoyable all while instilling a positive learning environment. Having my degree will be an example for others to follow, such as subordinates and even my children. Having a degree allows for more opportunities and provides more benefits for you and your family."- Jeff SpearsSergeant with the Palm Police Department,Bachelor of Science in Administration

  • "I wanted to get an IT degree from Barry University as it is military friendly, especially for veterans. Getting a degree after retiring from the military has been one of my best accomplishments - showing my family and kids that it's not too late to get a degree and that they should pursue it after high school. It's hard when you work and have a family. It's tough but possible. I look forward to bigger and better things in life, thanks to Barry University and all the staff."- Orlando Lopez, Sr. Procurement Analyst with Raytheon IIS Company, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

Nonprofit Administration

Students in the MPA program with interest in the nonprofit sector have an opportunity to earn a Specialization in Nonprofit Administration. As a part of the MPA program, the specialization provides the distinctive administrative skills necessary for success in nonprofit organizations.

The specialization, intended for new and current Barry University graduate students, provides students with the knowledge required to advance in nonprofit organizations. The specialization offers face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modalities

Also available Online

View Curriculum

Master of Public Administration - Barry University, Miami, FL (11)

  • Business

    Barry Alumna Ruth Forbes appointed as first female CEO of FortisTCI. July 14, 2021

    Ruth Forbes, a Barry alumna and a Turks and Caicos Islands native, has been chosen to succeed FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell and become the first woman at the head of the company

    Learn more

(Video) School of Business students are making an impact on the Miami Community

School of Business Faculty

Barry's small, interactive business classes are led by scholarly, full-time faculty, of which more than 90% hold doctoral degrees. The ASB faculty have a unique combination of international diversity and cultures. Our faculty also have business experience with firms such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, McDonalds, and Harris Corporation.

These seasoned mentors will work side-by-side with you, teaching you how to negotiate, manage successfully, and become effective leaders in today's rapidly changing business arena.

Information Sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events

  • School of Business Graduate Information Session

    Learn more

  • School of Business Graduate Information Session

    Learn more

  • Graduate Virtual Open House Week

    Learn more

  • Graduate Virtual Open House Week

    Learn more

    (Video) Barry University's Fall 2021 Graduate Student Conference: Hosted by BU-CSI
  • School of Business Graduate Information Session

    Learn more

  • School of Business Graduate Information Session

    Learn more

  • Graduate Virtual Open House Week

    Learn more

  • Graduate Virtual Open House Week

    Learn more

Calendar of Events

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Apply Now!

Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

(Video) Interview with SPC Athlete Canaan Bartley Fall 2017

The following admission requirements must be met:

  • A completed application, including a statement of purpose

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized College or University. Official transcripts of all previous college or university studies must be submitted.

  • A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for admissions. Provisional acceptance on a case by case basis may be granted by the Program Coordinator.

  • International applicants with previous college or university studies not in English must earn a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 81 on the internet-based versions of this test. Applicants must also satisfy all of the criteria outlined in the section of the University Graduate Catalog on International Applicants.

  • Students may also submit the IELTS results. Barry University requires a band score of 6.5 or higher.

For full admission, all of the above items must be submitted. 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 satisfied. For additional details on admissions requirements, please refer to the Barry University Graduate Catalog.

International Student FAQs

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

View FAQs

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to

  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University

  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

Barry University Scholarships

FAQs

Does Florida have any MPA? ›

Online MPA Programs in Florida

There are five current NASPAA-accredited universities that offer at least a primary curriculum that can be completed online: University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Florida International University, and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Is MPA respected degree? ›

If you want to become a leader or manager, or move up to middle, upper and even the highest levels of management and leadership in a government sector or nonprofit arena, then an MPA can be a very valuable degree and critical part of your management and leadership training.

Who qualifies for masters in public administration? ›

MPA students are required to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; many graduate schools also require applicants to take the graduate records exam (GRE) before applying. Programs are interdisciplinary and include classes in economics, sociology, law, anthropology, and political science.

How much is a masters in public administration worth? ›

On average, a Masters in Public Administration salary is around $68,000 per year. Although the average is slightly higher than the national average for income across most professions, you can expect some variation based on your experience level, your position, and the sector you work in for your job.

Is MPA better than MPP? ›

An MPA and an MPP are two excellent degree options for civic-minded individuals looking to shape their communities in meaningful ways. Neither is better than the other; the programs approach similar objectives using different pathways. The right choice for you depends on your unique aspirations and talents.

Are MPA programs worth it? ›

Not only do MPA degree holders tend to command respectable wages, simply holding a graduate degree of any kind tends to be a worthwhile investment. It's true: Master's degrees aren't free, and they're rarely easy. But if you have what it takes to earn one, the numbers are in your favor.

Videos

1. barry university online
(tutifruit 345)
2. ACHE 2021 Case Competition Awards Ceremony
(5 STAR BDM, Brand Development Master)
3. A Candid Conversation With Shannon Campbell and Guests
(T. Gerard Williams)
4. CONGRATS! Juju Castaneda From 'Love & Hip Hop' Marries With Her Longterm Boyfriend!! (Wedding Pics)
(Screen Star News)
5. SocialTherapy with Dr Brother Suave presents Black Women's Dialogue Month Feauturing Emelda Wallace
(NPNTv)
6. Shannon Campbell - Town Meeting Discussion
(T. Gerard Williams)

Top Articles

You might also like

Latest Posts

Article information

Author: Edwin Metz

Last Updated: 07/24/2022

Views: 5461

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (78 voted)

Reviews: 85% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Edwin Metz

Birthday: 1997-04-16

Address: 51593 Leanne Light, Kuphalmouth, DE 50012-5183

Phone: +639107620957

Job: Corporate Banking Technician

Hobby: Reading, scrapbook, role-playing games, Fishing, Fishing, Scuba diving, Beekeeping

Introduction: My name is Edwin Metz, I am a fair, energetic, helpful, brave, outstanding, nice, helpful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.