Master’s at Work: Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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 thanks to the program’s convenient evening and online course schedule.


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 2017.


TROY makes graduate study affordable (and worth your investment)

 Troy University is a proud 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 receive 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 you’ll complete your first course, Foundations in Public Administration, in class surrounded by your peers.

In Term 2, you will take Research Methods in Public Administration in class and also add your first online class, Organizational Theory.

During Term 3, you will take Public Policy in class, however this course will also contain online components filling the weeks in between your meetings. During this term, you will also take your second online class, Public Human Resource Management.

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