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Graduates of Point's online MPA program are prepared to effectively manage crises and risks within an organization.

Online Master of Public Administration*
With a Concentration in Crisis Management

Enhance your understanding of safety and security issues with our online public administration degree. With an emphasis on crisis management, students will be prepared to effectively combat crises and risks within an organization and glorify God through Christ-centered leadership.
*Program Starts August 2020


Prepare for a rewarding career in public service with Point University’s online Master of Public Administration degree. With a specialization in crisis management, this highly flexible program prepares students to become leaders who plan, direct, and coordinate public safety needs before and after natural and man-made disasters – all through the lens of a Christian worldview. As part of the program, students have the opportunity to become members of the American Society for Public Administration, an excellent resource for networking, professional development, and support.

With sharpened talents, skills, and knowledge, graduates of the program may advance to middle- and upper-level management positions across functional areas in a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

1. Articulate a basic knowledge of leadership theories and practices in public organizations, including coordination of efforts between community organizations, interest groups, and public entities.

2. Examine and evaluate crises or disasters that impact business and government entities to determine solutions.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of sound principles and solve problems associated with public or non-profit organizations.


The online master of public administration program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in leadership, human resource management, and crisis management. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

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

View Complete List of Courses

Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online master of public administration program at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are weekly deadlines associated with the online public administration program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 36 credits required for the online master’s in public administration in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the online MPA program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. In line with its mission to make higher education accessible to all, Point University is one of the most affordable choices among private colleges.

Rate: $515 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

Point’s online master of public administration degree will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful and fulfilling careers, such as:

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer
  • Crisis Recovery Manager
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
  • Transportation Manager


Point University offers the public administration program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take courses anytime – from anywhere in the world.



Up to 12 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.



Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!

I’m entering my third year in the online program at Point University and am impressed. They have really created a model that works and challenges.

– Terri LaGrange, online student