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Master of Science in Administration (MSA)

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There’s high demand for managers 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 in health advocacy who can address global and local health issues. Get on the fast track at Trinity!

The Master of Science in Administration offers a choice of four specializations designed to advance your career:

  • Dynamic Leadership
  • Education Leadership
  • Health Advocacy
  • Human Resources Management

Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration develops leaders in public, private and nonprofit organizations by focusing on key competencies, which 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 in the private, nonprofit, education, and government sectors including associations, businesses, consulting groups, government agencies, schools, colleges, museums, parks and recreation, hospitals and public health organizations.

Affordable: The Master of Science Administration program is affordable – with one of the lowest tuition rates in the Washington region.

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, and human resources management.

MSA/MPH Dual Degree Program

The MPH/MSA dual degree 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 MPH program may accept up to 12 credits from the MSA program.

Career-focused Specializations

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


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Featured Courses

EDAD 603 The School, the Community, and the Society EDAD 607 Cultural Diversity HADV 601 Health Disparity and Social Inequality HADV 621 Health Advocacy: Access and Navigation ADMN 661 Leaders and Complex Organizations ADMN 625 Contracts & Procurement for Public Programs

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Career Paths

Dynamic Leaders and Organizations graduates engage in a variety of careers as:

  • Change team leaders
  • Development strategists
  • Training and development managers
  • Project leaders

Education Leadership graduates engage in careers as:

  • Principals and Assistant Principals of charter, private, and parochial schools
  • Educators for museums, aquariums, parks, and theme parks
  • Education business managers
  • Educational nonprofit leadership
  • School central office staff
  • Governmental education analyst

Health Advocacy graduates engage in careers as:

  • Community/Public Health advocates
  • Health outreach coordinators
  • Health education specialists
  • Health program evaluators

Human Resources Management graduates engage in a variety of healthcare settings as:

  • Human Resources Director
  • Compensation Manager
  • Training and Development Leader
  • Talent Manager
  • Compliance Manager


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