College of Arts & Sciences Master of Science in Administration

MS in Administration Program

Program Overview

This cross-disciplinary program provides the primary tools and organizational skills necessary to effectively perform administrative roles in public service oriented organizations.  Course work focuses on the practical application of administrative theory, and the development of an intellectual framework for analyzing and successfully addressing the challenges faced by modern administrators. The program benefits mid-career professionals working in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit and social service organizations, health care, and education – as well as private sector organizations that provide public services.  Graduates of the MSA program are prepared to lead and manage organizations; analyze, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions; adequately consider the ethical and legal implications of their administrative decisions; and communicate effectively with organizational members and stakeholders.  

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ContactUs  Graduate Studies Director
Elizabeth Smith, Associate Professor
Dakota Hall 233C
(605) 677-5710
Elizabeth.Smith@usd.edu