University of West Florida

College of Education and Professional Studies

Public Administration, M.S.A.


11000 University Pkwy

Pensacola, FL 32514

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public Administration, M.S.A., Not-For-Profit Administration Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

Specialization: Public Administration, M.S.A. The fully online Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.) program at UWF prepares its graduates to respond effectively and efficiently to the challenges facing today’s professional leaders. It offers an unsurpassed blend of quality, flexibility and convenience. The M.S.A. degree prepares graduates for advanced management and leadership roles in public, non-profit, and private agencies. You will learn from experienced faculty who are excellent teachers and researchers, and are focused on moving you to the cutting edge of your field. The M.S.A. 12 semester hour core curriculum presents the necessary background in business related topics, including managerial economics, financial management, management skills, marketing management, and management and organizational behavior. The Public Administration, M.S.A. specialization will build managerial and analytical skills useful in a career in governmental and nonprofit organizations. The program integrates administrative theory and practice, and is designed to provide an understanding of governmental and not-for-profit structures and processes as well as the political/economic/organizational environment to prepare students for advanced management and leadership roles in public and not-for-profit organizations at the federal, state, and local levels. This is a useful graduate degree for those with an undergraduate specialization (accounting, criminal justice, political science, etc.) who wish to expand career opportunities to include mid-level and upper-level management and administrative positions. Awarded ‘Best Buy Online Degree’ by, it is a flexible program where research, assignments, and class activities can be completed anywhere and anytime, at your convenience.


The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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