The Randall University MPA program prepares students to become servant leaders in public administration by integrating the Christian world-view into practical instruction. This entirely online and affordable program can be completed in two years and will teach students valuable skills in areas such as organizational culture and program management.
This program is led by faculty who have worked across academia, government, and nonprofits; these servant leaders are able to blend the best of real-world experience and academic knowledge.
Students will leave this program with advanced skills in the following areas: leadership from a Christian perspective, public speaking, public policy development, quantitative analysis, and research and writing.
The Master of Public Administration is designed to:
1. Teach students to articulate and apply a public service perspective, and apply Biblical principles to the practice of public administration.
2. Prepare students to lead and manage in public governance and/or non-profit, participate in and contribute to the policy process, and communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
3. Enhance abilities to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions.
Program Director: Dr. Michael Bednarczuk
Michael Bednarczuk, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently an Instructor of Political Science at Grace College and has previously taught at Ohio University-Chillicothe and Belhaven University, where he served as the chair of the MPA program. He has also worked for nonprofit organizations such as the Institute for Justice and Reason Foundation.
He has also been published in academic journals on topics ranging from election forecasting to caucus votes in Congress to the attitudes and behaviors of bureaucrats in journals such as PS: Political Science and Politics, Journal of Ideology, The American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, Administration & Society, Public Administration Quarterly, International Public Management Journal, and Public Finance and Management.
He has also published articles on the topic of religiosity in public administration, contributed to a collection of devotions tailored to those working in government, and has given presentations on Christianity in the public sector.