Public Administration Specialization
Through a Master of Project Management with a Public Administration specialization, you can gain the advanced skills you need to lead public projects in multiple areas.
Publicly funded and managed projects range from tree-planting ceremonies in small towns to nation-wide public assistance programs. Our Master of Project Management with a specialization in Public Administration prepares you to tackle the often complex tasks of government budgeting, scheduling, and delivery. Make a difference in the public sector and take your career further.
At a Glance
Cost per Credit
Is This the Degree For Me?
Who It’s For
- Government Agency/Department Staff
- Public Sector Mid-Managers
- Government Budget Coordinators
- Government Schedulers
- Others who want to gain expert-level project management skills applicable to government-run projects
- City Manager
- Government Budget Director
- Public Works Director
- Parks Department Manager
- Government Entitlements Director
- Contracts Manager
What You’ll Learn
As a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the University of Mary offers a Master of Project Management with a Public Administration specialization that focuses on advanced project management strategies and the unique needs of government projects and agencies. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:
- Budget, schedule, and manage public projects.
- Integrate decisions utilizing Benedictine values, ethical frameworks, and professional standards.
- Evaluate the contemporary healthcare environment in an integrated manner to propose business solutions.
- Demonstrate professional business communication.
- Interpret results from multiple business support tools to inform decision making.
- Synthesize content from professional journals and scholarly research to make conclusions regarding business practices.
- Assess business best practices using methodology as derived from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK® Guide).
Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for the Project Management Institute (PMI)
As a Registered Education Provider, the University of Mary is approved to offer training in project management to meet the educational needs of project managers.
The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.View Accreditation
Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.
Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
- Official transcripts - Your official transcripts and any test scores that may be
required by your program to be sent to the university. Attended the University of
Mary before? Then we’ll get your transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can
request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
University of Mary
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
- Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
- Tuition: $520 per credit
- Application fee: $45
- Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
- Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester