Master of Science in Public Service Administration

Accelerated Evening Graduate Program

Earn a graduate degree in four semesters, attending class one night each week with no summer classes.

The core value of the Master of Science in public service administration graduate degree is serving the community in both public and private sectors.

The PSA program offers an in depth study of the tools needed for successful leaders in today's service-oriented work environment: leadership, marketing, management, communication, and professional skills that can help you become a more effective and productive leader in your chosen field.

Curriculum

Foundation Block

  • PSA 505 - Public Service Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 506 - Ethics and Jurisprudence (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 508 - Social Justice and Diversity (3 credit hours)

Market Factors Block

  • PSA 516 - Information Systems (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 520 - Public Service Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 528 - Public Service Finance (3 credit hours)

Management Block

  • PSA 512 - Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 514 - Management Theory and Human Resources (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 590 - Decision Making (3 credit hours)

Professional Skills Block

  • PSA 507 - Applied Research and Program Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 543 - Grant Writing (3 credit hours)
  • PSA 567 - Measurement and Statistics (3 credit hours)

Why UE?

One-on-one, personal attention

Today’s service-driven work environment requires expertly-prepared leaders. Develop your leadership, marketing, management, communication, and professional skills in a hands-on atmosphere that stimulates your mind – and your career.

Requirements

When you’re ready to apply, here are the requirements and documents you’ll need to get started.

  1. Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  2. Official transcripts, completed application, and resume.
  3. Three years of experience or substantial leadership experience.
  4. Individuals with less than three years of experience will be required to take the MAT or GRE and submit scores prior to admittance.
  5. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or MAT or GRE scores.
  6. Two letters of reference.
  7. Essay.

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Kathy Taylor with Vanderburgh Community Foundation

The Master of Science in Public Administration program culminates with a two part grant writing course, instructed by Johnna Denning-Smith. In this course, students select a non-profit agency for a hands-on project. While this is an academic project, one recent graduate, Katherine (Kathy) Taylor was encouraged to actually submit her proposal to a grant-funding agency.

Working with Hangers, the EVSC Student Clothing Resource, Kathy submitted a grant proposal in May to the Vanderburgh Community Foundation. The proposal asked for funds to purchase a commercial washer and dryer to increase onsite laundry facilities, and to purchase an inventory control system to track donations. The application was successful and the grant was awarded on Sept 19. Kathy said, “It was amazing to see something that you’ve worked on in the classroom actually make a difference in the community.”

Scott Peace headshot

“Completing the PSA program helped in my career in a few different ways. First, due to its flexibility, it allowed me to complete the program while working full-time without taking away from the quality of efficiency of my job. Second, it has helped me secure a promotion at my current job while undoubtedly opening new doors for me down the road.”

Scott Peace, Assistant Athletic Director, University of Evansville, MPSA 2018

Office Phone:
812-488-2981

Office Email:
cal@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 233, Graves Hall

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT