There’s a high demand for leaders who can motivate a talented and engaged workforce, develop training and education initiatives, and solve critical problems. There is also an increasing need for skilled managers who can implement programs to address global and local social justice and health issues.

Convenient: The Master of Science in Administration is an alternate weekend, 36-credit, 20-month program that includes an 18-credit focus in one of four career specializations:

  • Dynamic Leaders and Organizations
  • Education Leadership
  • Health Advocacy
  • Human Resources Management

Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration develops leaders in public, private, and nonprofit organizations who can positively influence others to achieve goals and realize a shared vision.

Learn real-world applications of behaviors and attitudes of effective leaders rooted in positive values aligned with your organization’s strategic vision and mission. The program helps leaders develop unique attributes of self-awareness, self-mastery, interpersonal influence, critical thinking, and a problem-solving mindset.

Graduates of this program influence organizations including associations, businesses, consulting groups, government agencies, schools, colleges, museums, parks and recreation, hospitals, and public health organizations.

MPH and MSA Dual Degree Program:

The Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Administration (MSA)  dual program offers an interdisciplinary, and cost efficient, approach to students earning two advanced degrees. The dual degree option allows students to complete one degree prior to completing the other. The MSA program may accept up to 12 credits from the MPH program.

 

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Degree Level: Graduate
Degree Type: M.S.A.
School: School of Business and Graduate Studies
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There’s a high demand for leaders who can motivate a talented and engaged workforce, develop training and education initiatives, and solve critical problems. There is also an increasing need for skilled managers who can implement programs to address global and local social justice and health issues.

Convenient: The Master of Science in Administration is an alternate weekend, 36-credit, 20-month program that includes an 18-credit focus in one of four career specializations:

  • Dynamic Leaders and Organizations
  • Education Leadership
  • Health Advocacy
  • Human Resources Management

Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration develops leaders in public, private, and nonprofit organizations who can positively influence others to achieve goals and realize a shared vision.

Learn real-world applications of behaviors and attitudes of effective leaders rooted in positive values aligned with your organization’s strategic vision and mission. The program helps leaders develop unique attributes of self-awareness, self-mastery, interpersonal influence, critical thinking, and a problem-solving mindset.

Graduates of this program influence organizations including associations, businesses, consulting groups, government agencies, schools, colleges, museums, parks and recreation, hospitals, and public health organizations.

MPH and MSA Dual Degree Program:

The Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Administration (MSA)  dual program offers an interdisciplinary, and cost efficient, approach to students earning two advanced degrees. The dual degree option allows students to complete one degree prior to completing the other. The MSA program may accept up to 12 credits from the MPH program.

 

Choose from Four Areas of Specialization

Dynamic Leaders and Organizations

Are you seeking a career opportunity with leading employers recruiting candidates who can solve critical problems, manage day-to-day issues, and resolve crises? The Dynamic Leaders and Organizations program facilitates the development of leaders who have a positive influence on their followers, organizations, and their stakeholder communities to produce outstanding, innovative, and provocative results. Students of the Dynamic Leaders and Organizations program learn to:

  • Apply sound and ethical values to ensure the organization’s growth and sustainability
  • Understand the strategy and culture of complex organizations
  • Share knowledge and information to make timely decisions
  • Exert influence through interpersonal relationships

The Dynamic Leaders and Organizations track also offers an optional 9-credit concentration in Program Management for Government (PMG).

Education Leadership

Are you passionate about education for social justice? The MSA in Education Leadership engages students in curriculum program development and teaching toward cultural diversity and inclusion. This program is designed for education professionals who have a career interest in educational administration or educational program management and do not require professional licensure.

  • Engage in best practices for improving the community
  • Develop socially informed curricula
  • Promote diversity and inclusion
  • Advance collaborative learning

Health Advocacy

Are you motivated to address health inequalities in global and local health? The MSA in Health Advocacy engages students in educating and promoting healthy values and behaviors. Health Advocacy students gain knowledge of health disparities, develop skills in cultural competence, and engage in needs assessment, to determine a strategic plan, implement programs and coordinate a variety of services.

Students of the Health Advocacy program learn to:

  • Determine approaches to overcome health disparities
  • Raise awareness of preventable disease
  • Develop inclusive health programs
  • Promote access to healthcare

Human Resource Management

Are you interested in a career motivating a talented, engaged workforce? Engage in a program approved by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and designed to meet the SHRM competencies for leadership in human resources.  The MSA in Human Resources Management prepares graduates who are both competent human resources managers and who are able to express themselves as leaders from the C-suite through all levels of the organization. The MSA in Human Resources Management prepares students for SHRM certification (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) or HRCI certification (PHR, SPHR).

Students of the Human Resources Management program learn to:

  • Analyze programs
  • Perform needs assessments
  • Determine skills and competencies
  • Develop training and education initiatives

Choose from four areas of specialization in business: Dynamic Leaders and Organizations, Education Leadership, Health Advocacy, and Human Resources Management

Just 36 Credits To Complete!

Just some of the amazing courses you’ll be taking:

EDAD 603 The School, the Community, and the Society
EDAD 607 Cultural Diversity
HADV 601 Health Disparity and Social Inequality
HADV 631 Health Advocacy and Behavior Change
HRM 611 Employment Law & HRM
HRM 621 Workforce Development
ADMN 661 Leaders and Complex Organizations
ADMN 628 Project Management

Learn Skills that Employers Seek

  • Project management
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Influence and advocacy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Budgeting

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Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

Discover Empowerment

  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

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  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

Discover Excellence

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles