Ball State University

Teachers College

Executive Development for Public Service


2000 W. University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47306

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters of Arts - Executive Development for Public Service

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Master of Arts in Executive Development for Public Service

The program prepares graduates to provide educational services in a variety of social, industrial, health and human services, military and governmental settings. A broad range of courses related to management and public agency administration area offered to prepare students to function in an executive, managerial, or supervisory capacity within governmental or non-for-profit agencies. The curriculum is not intended to prepare candidates for specific occupations. The master’s degree program can also be used as a cognate or minor in preparation for entry into the doctorate in Adult, Higher and Community Education.

The M.A. degree program requires at least 30 hours of graduate course work. Students must maintain grade point averages of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale. Students must take at least 2 courses from Adult Education and may take one course from four of the following eight categories of study:

• Adult Education, Program Evaluation, and Staff Development

• Business and Related Areas

• Communication

• Computer Science and Educational Technology

• Educational Administration and Supervision

• Gerontology, Health Science, and Wellness

• Political Science

• Psychology

It is highly recommended students choose one additional course from adult education, management, communication, political science or psychology courses to complement their skills and competencies and to sharpen their public service and non-profit organizational focus. Options available fully online, courses also available in Fishers, Indianapolis, and Muncie, Indiana Contact us for more information and advising.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral Granting

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants can learn more by contacting staff in the Ball State Financial Aid Office. You are encouraged to complete the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid. School FASFA Code: 178600

Locale: Midsize City

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