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Master of Arts in Executive Development for Public Service


Attend an Indy-area Information Session
Register to attend a 5-7 p.m. May 20 information session at the Ball State Indianapolis Center, 50 S. Meridian St., to learn more about this program.


With a master of arts in executive development for public service, you’ll learn through a broad range of courses related to management and public agency administration and become prepared to act in an executive, managerial, or supervisory capacity with governmental, not-for-profit social service agencies, and the private sector.

This unique program, administered by the Department of Educational Studies, prepares graduates to provide educational services in a variety of social, industrial, service, military, and governmental settings. The program provides a broad range of courses related to management and public agency administration. It prepares students to function in an executive, managerial, or supervisory capacity with governmental, not-for-profit social service agencies, and the private sector.

Program Objectives

  • Provide an in-depth examination of society and community.
  • Develop an awareness of the role of government in individual lives.
  • Emphasize an understanding of human behavior and the differences among individuals comprising public service organizations.
  • Teach principles of human relations and effective communication techniques.
  • Provide training in the application of principles of administration and management.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to design a unique program of study based on their own education expectations and career goals.

Mode of Delivery
Classes are offered online, via face-to-face instruction in the Greater Indianapolis area, or on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana. You may be able to complete this degree entirely online depending on the courses you select.

Academic Advisor
Ruby Cain
Department of Educational Studies
Teachers College

Requirements and Transferring
Start your education now! Check out degree requirements for the program. If you are curious about transferring credits from another institution, contact an academic advisor who will help you with that determination.

Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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