Master’s at Work: Master of Public Administration

The secret to getting ahead is getting started! Troy University’s innovative Master’s at Work program, available exclusively in Atlanta, makes starting your Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree simple. In just a year and a half, you can be graduating with your master’s degree and on your way to new career opportunities.

Valet Student Services will help you get started

Returning to college to earn your master’s degree starts with the enrollment process. TROY’s Valet Student Services team will help with each step to be sure your transcripts are received and your standardized test is completed. Courses in this special Master’s at Work program begin in mid-August of 2016.

TROY makes graduate study affordable (and worth your investment)

Troy University is a proudly public university founded in 1887 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. TROY is recognized not only for its quality academic programs, but also for its affordability. That’s why Forbes has ranked TROY in the top 22 percent of colleges and universities in the nation.

This special Master’s at Work program has been created in partnership with Atlanta area businesses and organizations to help working professionals earn graduate degrees. You will receiving the following savings:

  • $70 MAT test fee waiver
  • $50 application fee waiver
  • Horizon Scholarship (Submit the application to receive tuition waivers on your first online course and your final two courses in the program.)

If you are an employee/member of a TROY partner, you will also receive a tuition discount on the nine courses not covered by the Horizon Scholarship


Begin with familiar, in-class courses. End with flexible, online courses

The Master’s at Work program helps you transition into graduate school. You will begin with familiar, in-class courses conveniently offered at the Hampton Inn at Atlanta’s Peachtree Center, in walking distance to the Sam Nunn Federal Center and city of Atlanta offices.

Your courses will be offered in manageable, 9-week terms. Term 1 will ease you back into academic mode as you attend class, meet other graduate students and become acclimated to graduate-level coursework and the technologies you’ll use later as a TROY Online student.

In Term 1, your first course, Foundations in Public Administration, will meet on Aug. 17, 24, and 31; Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; and Oct. 5 and 12 of 2016.

In Term 2, you will take Research Methods in Public Administration in class on Oct. 19 and 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and you will also take Organizational Theory online with your fellow classmates.

During Term 3, you will take Public Policy in class on Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 1 and 15; and March 1 of 2017 with online components filling the weeks in between meetings. During this term, you’ll also take Human Resource Management online.

At the start of Term 4, you will begin taking your remaining seven courses online for maximum flexibility.

Learn more

Contact Marie Baker, Master’s at Work enrollment coordinator, at (334) 372-8014 or

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