Degree Requirements

MA in Government Program Requirements

All MA/MBA students are required to complete the following two courses:

  • Proseminar: Essentials of Public and Private Management
  • Government and Politics in the U.S.

MA/MBA students must take an additional eight electives in the Government program. Though not required, the following courses are recommended electives:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
  • Law of Public Institutions
  • Congressional Policy Making
  • The Budgetary Process
  • Executive Politics and Policymaking
  • Public Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiating as Leadership Skill
  • Government and the Global Economy
  • State Politics and Policymaking
  • Research and Thesis I, II and III

Writing a thesis is optional for MA/MBA students, but is encouraged. MA/MBA students who successfully defend their theses will be awarded honors at graduation.

Students who would like to earn a concentration may take four electives in a given concentration area. Concentrations are offered in Political Communication, Security Studies, and Democracy Studies and Governance. To earn a concentration, students must take four classes in that subject area.

MBA Program Requirements

Prospective Students
Please contact Carey Business School Admissions carey.admissions@jhu.edu for more information on the MBA requirements.

Current Students
Please contact your MBA Academic Advisor if you have any questions. You may look up your advisor assignment.