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Bachelor'sPublic Administration

B.A. in Public Administration

You have a passion for helping others in need. An MVNU education is the edge you need to maximize your potential and get out there sooner!

This program can be completed in as little as 21 months and focuses on helping you develop and utilize a strong, ethical foundation necessary for making critical decisions in times of crisis and uncertainty. Through this degree, you’ll become a strong and informed leader, ready to plan projects, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in your industry. Classes educate you on a number of topics from Public Service in Communities to Political Theory and Practice for a well-rounded approach. The high-quality curriculum is taught by capable, supportive faculty members who are committed to helping you succeed. With a fully online format, the degree allows you to work from the comfort of your own home.

  • Convenient—the classes in this program are offered entirely online, allowing you to complete your coursework in the comfort of your own home. It has been formatted to provide opportunities for completion in as little as 16 months with the ability to select courses in specific areas of interest to complete the degree and pursue licensure.
  • Get support — We use a cohort-based model that supports and maximizes student learning, while allowing you to create meaningful relationships in an intentionally Christian learning environment.
  • Learn from the best—Our courses are facilitated by seasoned faculty members with years of experience as educators and/or administrators.
Credit Hours
Personal Development and Research Skills 1
Spreadsheets for Leaders
Management and Leadership Techniques
Fundamentals of Accounting
Macroeconomics 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Leadership 3
Ethics and Law 3
Managing Human Resources 3
Applied Leadership Project 3
Introduction to Public Administration 3
Public Service in Communities 3
Political Theory and Practice 3
Public Policy 3
Total Program Hours 40

For cost/credit hour click here.

A Graduation Fee of $100 is charged to all students, regardless of degree type, when the Registrar's Office receives their Intent to Graduate Form.

Admission Requirements
Although we try to keep our admissions process as straightforward as possible, our knowledgeable staff is always available and happy to help you.

Admissions requirements include:

  • Completion of an online application
  • Submission of official transcripts of all previous college or university courses completed to date.
  • Completion of 56 transferable credit hours from a regionally-accredited institution(s) of higher learning with a grade of C- or better (Students who do not meet the 56 credit requirement to enter the program may be eligible to enroll in our General Studies or Associate of Arts programs to prepare for the program).
  • An overall GPA of 2.00 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) for all previous college or university coursework completed to date (an applicant with a GPA less than 2.00 may apply for probationary admittance)
  • Completion of a Registration Agreement Form

Applicants from countries and U.S. territories in which English is not the primary language must also provide recent evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 70 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL with subscores in writing, reading, speaking, and listening of at least 20; or scoring 525 or above on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with subscores in both writing and reading of at least 50. All tests of English proficiency must have been taken in the last 2 years to be considered for acceptance.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application.
  2. Request all official transcripts to be sent to MVNU from each college or university you have attended to date. Please have your transcripts sent to:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Attn: GPS Admissions

800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to

  1. Complete a Registration Agreement form.

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