The Master of Administrative Science for the Latino community expands the academic horizons of students who have graduated from FDU’s Puerta al Futuro bachelor’s degree completion program.  

Program highlights

  • 30 credits in relevant courses for the Latino community 
  • Convenient location: Our campus in Hackensack, New Jersey 
  • Convenient hours for the working professional: Classes on Saturdays 
  • Classes in English and Spanish 
  • Special tuition rate 

Admissions requirements

  • 100 credits completed as a PAF undergraduate 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimnum GPA of 3.0 or better 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities in which undergraduate or graduate course work was completed 


Choose from over 100 courses offered in the Master of Administrative Science (MAS), such as:

  • MADS6611 Special Topics: Introduction to Diplomacy and International Relations
  • MADS6611 Special Topics: Business, Government, and Intl Economy
  • MADS6622 Community Development: Global Development Policy
  • MADS6608 Conflict Resolution: Advanced Negotiation Strategies
  • MADS6615 Global Leadership
  • MADS6649 Latin America & Globalization/ MADS6666 Political Systems: EU
  • MADS6605 Principles of IS: Global Information Policy
  • MADS6634 Threat Analysis: International Security Issues
  • MADS6636 Global Preparedness: World Crisis and Transformative Politics
  • MADS6612 Capstone: Strategic Management

Certificate program

A graduate certificate can be earned upon completion of 18-credits (six courses) within the Master of Administrative Science (MAS) Program.

Candidates can earn a certificate in:

  • Human Resources
  • Global health & Human Services
  • Global Leadership & Administration
  • International Relations & Diplomacy
  • Public Relations
  • Non-Profit Organizational Development
  • Legal Environment
  • Law & Public Safety
Contact Information
Jaime Buenahora

Course Descriptions

  • MADS6605 This course provides an overview of the role of information systems in the administration of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations by presenting an integrated view of administration, information and systems concepts into a unified framework. Topics include information systems development, design implementation and evaluation strategies.

  • MADS6608 Theories and models of communications and communications media: barriers to effective communication and techniques for improving interpersonal, group and organizational communications. Sources of conflict at the individual, group and organizational levels: methods of conflict management and resolution.

  • MADS6611 Contemporary issues in administrative sciences; specific course topics will vary; may be repeated once for credit.

  • MADS6612 Approaches to formulating strategies that enable public, private, and not-for-profit organizations to adapt to changing social, technological, economic and political conditions. Strategic management from the administrator's perspective. Development of long-range organizational strategies. Topics include forecasting, goal setting, environmental scanning, implementation of organizational strategies and strategic management and public policy. Taken as the last or next to last course after completion of at least 24 credits.

  • MADS6615 Leadership theories of European and American theoreticians as well as the methods and practices of world organization leaders in government, private, and not-for-profit organizations are studied, compared and discussed. Presenters are drawn from local governments and entrepreneurs who have created, innovated and implemented sweeping policy changes in the operation of government. Several site visits are included.

  • MADS6622 The purpose of this course is to introduce the theory and practice of community development and neighborhood development strategies. Overview of basic approaches, important concepts, resources and language of the field, and major strategies for neighborhood revitalization in low income communities.

  • MADS6634 An analytic course that is designed for public safety officers, elected officials & business community leaders for developing collaborative approaches to counter - terrorism and other security threats. Topics include vulnerability assessments, hazard mitigation, best practices, emergency planning, physical security surveys, networking of experts and community policing. Students will conduct a vulnerability assessment survey within their organization and community and present a comprehensive response plan.

  • MADS6636 This course, taught by international experts, covers the following topics in a lecture/seminar format: Emergency Management, Hazardous risk analysis, social dimensions of disasters, disaster recovery and organizational continuity, the psychology of terrorism, counter-terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, bio-defense mobilization, and cyber security and forensics.

  • MADS6649 Effective emergency medical service (EMS) systems are dynamic by necessity. The need for a design that promotes integration and interoperability of all systems components is essential to success. This course will examine a variety of delivery models, the impact of federal and state legislation and regulations, as well as industry-best practices including maximizing revenue sources, social marketing opportunities, the importance of partnership building, and developing/implementing a strategic management culture.

  • MADS6666 This course provides students with a comprehensive exploration of the current state of the political environment of Europe through historical background and country by country analysis. Topics include: the European Union, European legal systems, comparative political systems, the fall of communism, European international relations, etc.