Business and Administration
Administration, Master of Administration
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Construction Management - Emphasis (ending Summer 2016)
- Land Use Planning - Emphasis (ending Summer 2018)
- Custom - Emphasis (ending Summer 2018)
- Leadership - Emphasis (ending Summer 2018)
- Health Sciences - Emphasis (ending Summer 2018)
- Justice Studies - Emphasis (beginning Fall 2014) (ending Summer 2018)
- Public Management - Emphasis (ending Summer 2018)
- Project Management - Emphasis (ending Summer 2018)
- Professional Writing - Emphasis (ending Summer 2018)
- Small Business - Emphasis (beginning Fall 2014) (ending Summer 2018)
The purpose is to offer a degree designed for mid-career professionals who desire a comprehensive understanding of administration and seek to strengthen and update their administration skills.
What Can I Do with a Master of Administration in Administration?
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Technical writer
- Land use planner
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Core Area (15 units)
- Emphasis Area (18 units)
- Capstone (3 units)
|Minimum Units for Completion||36|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||
Emphasis, minor, and/or certificate are required.
|Additional Fees/Program Fees||Additional Fees and/or Program Fees apply.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- Resume demonstrating 5 years professional work experience
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement or essay
- Guidelines for the essay and resume can be found at http://extended.nau.edu/madmin/apply.aspx
- Program of study signed by applicant and advisor (for custom emphasis only)
Take the following 36 units:
Core Area (15 units)
- ADM 515. This course must be the first course taken in the program. (3 units)
- ADM 540 (3 units)
- ENG 526 (3 units)
- POS 543 (3 units)
Construction Management Emphasis (18 units)
- PM 683 (3 units)
- CM 629, CM 688, CM 690 (9 units)
- Select one of the following: PM 529, PM 588 (3 units)
- Approved Elective (3 units)
Leadership Emphasis (18 units)
- ADM 525, ADM 560, ADM 645, ADM 650, ADM 655, ADM 675 (18 units)
- Note: ADM 530 is the required research class in the Core area for this Emphasis
- Construction Management Emphasis (18 units)
Community Planning Concentration, select from the following (9 units):
- GSP 401 required for students with limited professional-planning experience
- GSP 506 you may substitute for ADM 530/POS 501
- GSP 514, GSP 545
- GSP 599 may be taken twice with different topics (1-4 units)
- GSP 608 only for students with limited professional-planning experience (1-3 units)
- CM 690
- PRM 423
- Approved electives from the GIS Concentration (3-4 units)
Professional Writing Emphasis (18 units)
Select six from the following seven courses:
- PM 529, PM 588, PM 681, PM 683, PM 689
- Advisor Approved elective (3 units)
- Professional Writing Emphasis (18 units)
Note: You may repeat POS 428 and POS 581 with different course topics.
Custom Emphasis (18 units)
Students must submit a proposal for a Custom Emphasis to the Director of the Master of Administration Program that:
- Outlines their professional goals,
- Describes a set of 6 courses that make an overall coherent Custom Emphasis, and
- Indicates how each course in their program will help them achieve their goals.
Capstone (3 units)
- ADM 689: The Capstone Project is a comprehensive, synthesizing project in which students apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their degree program. This rich, culminating experience requires students to produce work with theoretical/academic and applied components.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
- PROGRAM FEE INFORMATION
Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $2500 has been approved for this program. A $625 fee is applied to each of four core courses.
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