Master of Science in Management - Public Service Careers

The John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies, in partnership with the School of Business and Management, offers areas of study under the Master of Science in Management (MSM) focusing on issues of management and public service. Public service areas of study for the MSM include:

Each area of study features an applied orientation toward building capacity and leadership within the public service professions. Students in our John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies will engage in rigorous and relevant experiences that integrate policy and management across disciplines. Graduates develop and hone the skills necessary to transform students’ personal commitment into public leadership, enabling them to acquire a deep understanding of today’s public service environment and develop the skills necessary to work as leaders in public service professions.

These MS in Management programs provide an evidence-based, inquiry-based approach to problem solving that enable students to address and identify solutions to real-world challenges and work with leaders in their respective fields.

Students wishing to pursue a Public Service area of study within the MSM degree program must be admitted jointly to the John S. Watson School of Public Service as well as to the School of Business and Management.  Only one set of application materials must be submitted for joint consideration.

Core Course Requirements Credits
Core Courses 18
MNP-502 Leadership Management in Public Service in the 21st Century (3)
MNP-530 Human Resources Management for Public Service (3)
MNP-511 Organizational Research for Public Service (3)
MNP-520 Economic Issues for Public Service Managers (3)
MNP-540 Finance and Accounting for Managers in Public Service (3)
Select one of the following: (3)
  • MNP-560 Marketing Management in Public Service (3)
  • MNP-510 Project Management in Public Service (3)
 
Electives/Areas of Study 12

Students have the option of taking Thomas Edison State University graduate courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Electives not offered by the John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies must be approved by the dean prior to enrollment in the course.  Students may also decide to specialize in one of the following an areas of study to develop depth in one particular area:
 

Students may transfer graduate credits from other regionally accredited institutions and/or apply credits recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Advisory: The maximum core course and elective course credit a student may transfer into the Master of Science in Management degree program is 12 credits.

 
Core Advanced Level Courses 6
MNP-515 Leading Strategic Change in Public Service (3)
MPL-710 Public Service Capstone (3)
Total 36

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Graduate Programs focusing on Public Service

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