Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
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Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday – Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
TROY Service Centers
TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
Master of Public Administration
Whether you re seeking employment with a federal, state or local government or non-profit agency or desire to serve in the public sector or as a private sector employee working with or for a government entity, Troy University s Master of Public Administration excels in training public leaders and provides an excellent foundation for a career or advancement in public service.
While many students pursue the MPA to enhance their opportunities for promotion and advancement within their current organization, graduates of the program regularly find jobs such as policy analysts, program managers, grant writers, researchers, budget analysts, healthcare administrators, personnel specialists and law enforcement administrators. Combined with previous experience, the MPA degree equips graduates to rise to upper-level, supervisory and administrative positions within governmental or nonprofit organizations.
An MPA degree from TROY ensures prospective employers that graduates have been equipped with the skills necessary to advance their organization.
A versatile degree program, the MPA is conveniently offered in class, online and through a blended program option. This degree, which requires 12 courses (nine core courses and three concentration courses), can be completed in as little as 15 months. Students may need to complete an internship if they have not worked a minimum of 1 year in a paraprofessional, professional, technical or supervisory position related to public administration or nonprofit work. In addition to convenient options, the MPA program was ranked by GetEducated.com as a quality program at an affordable price.
TROY s MPA program strives to develop student skills and abilities to meet the ever-changing environment of the government and nonprofit sectors. The program will assist students in developing an understanding of context and sound judgment, a sense of mission and ethics, problem-solving skills, the flexibility and adaptability to tackle a variety of issues and challenges, management abilities, an understanding of politics and government and a motivation to serve.
Students can choose from one of seven concentrations:
- Public Management
- Government Contracting
- Justice Administration
- Public Health Administration
- Non-profit Management
- Public Human Resource Management
- National Security Affairs
Taught by faculty recognized within the University and within the field for their leadership and expertise, MPA students will be well prepared for success in the professional world—a fact not lost on graduates or potential employers.
Troy University MPA Program Mission Statement
The mission of Troy University’s Master of Public Administration Program is to strengthen the quality of public service by facilitating learning, promoting scholarship, improving practice and engaging in public service. The program strives to develop graduates who bring to the public work force the intellectual acuity, ethical commitment, and professional competence to effectively serve the public interest.