Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Arts and Sciences > Master of Liberal Studies > Conc Publicadmin
The increasing scope and complexity of problems facing American society have placed substantial demands upon public and private sector leaders. It is a broad sentiment that our social institutions (and their leaders) have failed to provide the "good life". Our society is entering an era in which the traditional boundary between public, private and nonprofit sectors is becoming increasingly blurred. Thus, it is even more important that today's public administrator understand and work effectively within the context of these social changes. Public administrators require particular knowledge and skills to provide the highest standards of leadership in their communities, and the MLS in Public Administration provides those essential qualities. Additional Admissions Requirements: Applicants must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 undergraduate credit hours.
Every student is required to take the 10 hours of Core Classes. These include:
In addition, every student emphasizing in the Public Administration area should take 18 credit hours from the courses listed below, or other substitutions as deemed appropriate. The first three courses (POLS 611, POLS 612, and POLS 616) are required.
Appropriate courses from other concentrations may also be included. Finally, every student shall take a 3 hour culminating experience (Apprenticeship, Internship, or Thesis).
Contact Dr. Chapman Rackaway now to see if the Master of Liberal Studies concentration in public administration could be right for you. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook.