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MS in Management - Public Service Careers

The John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies 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 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.

Public Service programs offered under the MSM 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.

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)
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 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 Credits 36