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MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Master of Public Administration Degree (MPA) is open to all students who hold any baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences for graduate admission.  No leveling courses are required other than those necessary to pass the language proficiency test for the International Track.
 
The MPA degree consists of thirty hours of the core curriculum, three hours of internship or administrative project, and nine hours of electives.  The student may choose one of three tracks offered.  They are: Generalist Track, International Track, and Criminal Justice Track and School Leadership Track. Students pursuing the Master of Public Administration as an additional Master's degree, may obtain the degree upon successful completion of the major curriculum and substituting hours attained in the first masters program for nine hours of electives.

An MPA degree with a Health Administration Track is also offered and consists of thirty hours of the core curriculum, six hours of internship and 12 hours of Health Administration electives.
 
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)
MAJOR CURRICULUM
  33 SCH
Required courses:
PADM
5332  
PADM
5334  
PADM 5342  
PADM 5344  
PADM 5362  
PADM 5375  
PADM 5378  
PADM 5380  
PADM 5382  
PSCI 5301  
One course chosen from:
PADM 5395  
PADM 5396  
ELECTIVES
  9 SCH
Choose any nine hours from one of the following three Tracks:
I. Criminal Justice Track
Three courses chosen from Criminal Justice at the 5000 level
II. Generalist Track
Any three courses chosen from those listed in the Criminal Justice Track
and the International Track above or from the following:
ECO 4360/PADM 5390/PSCI 4335/PSCI 5390/
PSYC 5310/PSYC 5340/SOCI 5305
III. International Track
Three courses chosen from:
ECO 4340/ECO 4350/PSCI 5340/PSCI 5368/PSCI 5372/PSCI 5373
IV. School Leadership Track
EDAM 5301, EDAM 5325 and EDAM 5332

TOTAL 42 SCH

1May substitute with SOCI 5302 or CRIJ 5320.
2Refer to course description for information on prerequisites.
3May be taken concurrently with PADM 5375.
4To be taken by those with two or more years experience in the public sector.
5To be taken by those with less than two years of experience in the public sector.
*School Leadership Track requires EDAM 5322.
**School Leadership Track requires EDAM 5313
 
No more than three hours at the 4000-level may be applicable to the degree.
 

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION TRACK

 
MAJOR CURRICULUM
  36 SCH
Required courses:
HLTH
5344  
HLTH
5362  
HLTH 5375  
HLTH 5380  
HLTH 5382  
PADM 5332  
PADM 5344  
PADM 5378  
PSCI 5301  
SOCI 4370  
Internship:
HLTH 5696  
ELECTIVES
 12 SCH
HLTH 5350 Epidemiology  
HLTH 5353 Health Delivery Systems  
HLTH 5381 Health Insurance Administration  
HLTH 5390 Selected Topics in Health Care  

TOTAL 48 SCH

1May substitute with SOCI 5302 or CRIJ 5320.
2Refer to course description for information on prerequisites.
3May be taken concurrently with PADM 5375.
 

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