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Master of Public Administration*
with a concentration in Crisis Management
*Program Starts August 2020
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Point University’s 100% online Master of Public Administration degree prepares students for a rewarding career in public service. This highly flexible program, which includes a specialization in crisis management, prepares students to become resilient leaders who plan, direct, and coordinate public safety needs before and after natural and man-made disasters – all through the lens of an education centered in a Christian perspective.

Our well-rounded curriculum is designed to equip students with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to develop a deeper understanding of public policy, financial measurement, and personnel administration. Students will gain the confidence to evaluate crises and disasters, coordinate efforts between community, organizations, and public entities, and offer solutions to solve problems. Rigorous coursework includes:

  • Public Administration & Management
  • Leadership Development in Public Organizations
  • Public Administration: Law & Policy
  • Managing Risk & Crisis
  • Business Crisis & Continuity Management

Point’s Master of Public Administration degree is designed for those looking to advance their career and prepare for middle- and upper-level management positions.

Taught from a Christian perspective and delivered 100% online, this flexible program educates students to lead within the political and organizational environment in which public administrators work and to apply advanced analytical, decision-making, and communication skills. With a specialization in crisis management, students will gain the competencies to enhance the safety and security of the nation in the face of a wide range of dangers and threats, and become effective leaders who think and act ethically.

With sharpened talents, skills, and knowledge, graduates will be ready to launch successful and fulfilling careers in roles such as:

  • Grant Writer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Crisis Recovery Manager
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
  • Transportation Manager

The Master of Public Administration program incorporates biblical principles and comprehensive leadership curriculum to develop the essential habits for lifelong learning and success. Point University is proud to graduate ethically-responsible business and community leaders.

Founded in 1937, Point University is a community of extraordinary students and educators who share a passion for integrating faith and service into every aspect of their lives. Point’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to provide the foundation for intellectual, professional, and spiritual development.

Beyond providing the flexibility and convenience of earning a degree on your schedule, Point University’s online programs are unique because faith is woven into every course. Supportive professors blend the fundamental elements of students’ chosen fields of study with Christian beliefs and core values to empower them to make a difference in whatever career path they choose. Students are not only equipped for professional success but are also prepared to take their faith into the marketplace in a culturally relevant way.

Point University online students benefit from:

  • Learning on their own schedule.
  • A high-quality, private Christian college education at an affordable cost.
  • A well-rounded education designed to develop students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.
  • A lifelong relationship with professors who inspire and challenge students to think critically and analytically, while encouraging them to grow in their faith.
  • A solid grounding in biblical and theological studies, the arts and sciences, and professional studies in which they major.
  • A unique online learning environment that facilitates interaction with faculty and fellow students.

At Point, we are proud to develop servant-leaders who have a passion for lifelong learning and a deep sense of commitment to the betterment of their communities and society as a whole.

At Point University, our goal is to make higher education accessible to all. Our tuition costs are lower than many other institutions, making a high-quality, Christian, private college education an affordable investment in your future. Tuition rates will remain steady for the 2021-22 academic year, saving our students an estimated $800 annually. Online students can pay for their education in a variety of ways, including:

Student Loans

Eligible students enrolled at least half time are qualified for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program and may borrow need-based subsidized loans or unsubsidized loans.

The parent of a dependent, undergraduate student enrolled half time may qualify for federal government loans to cover the cost of their child’s education. Students and parents can also take advantage of private loans available through various lenders.


Federal Pell Grants are also available to students who qualify. The amount of aid awarded is based on the recipient’s financial need, cost of attendance, number of credits per semester and other factors. Some students may also qualify for additional federal and state grants based on eligibility.

Veterans Benefits

Our online veteran students have access to the same financial aid resources available to campus students, with the added benefit of tuition assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Tuition Discounts

In addition to providing a quality education at a cost lower than many other private universities, Point University offers online students nearly 40% off the regular tuition rate for on-campus programs.

Point University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or for questions about the accreditation of Point University.

The Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. Academic quality and continuous institutional improvement are at the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation. To earn accreditation, an institution must comply with the high standard of quality required by the Commission, as well as demonstrate a commitment to student learning and achievement.

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Online Students Benefit From A Degree That Is:
Our fully online courses allow you to earn your degree from the comfort and convenience of your home, or from anywhere in the world.
Transfer Friendly
Our transfer-friendly policy allows students the opportunity to transfer up to half of their eligible credits to complete their degree.
Faith Based
Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.
High Quality
As an online student, you'll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.
Our dedicated faculty will inspire students to think critically and analytically, while encouraging them to grow in their faith.
Point University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
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