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2016-2017 University Catalog

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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. In addition, candidates for admission must meet 3 of the 4 criteria listed below:

• A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4-point scale).
• 3 years or more of management experience as determined by the program admissions committee.
• Satisfactory performance on the statement of purpose essay portion of the application.
• Satisfactory performance on the personal interview portion of the program admissions process.

International Students from non-English speaking countries will need a TOEFL exam score of 79 (On-line version) or 550 (paper-based) or an ILETS score of 6.5.

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)
MAJOR CURRICULUM   33 SCH
Required courses:
PADM 5375 - Survey of Public Administration and Public Affairs1  
PSCI 5301 - Advanced Methods of Social Research2  
PADM 5332 - Program Evaluation  
PADM 5334 - Administrative Law  
PADM 5342 - Organization Theory  
PADM 5344 - Communication for Public Administrators  
PADM 5362 - Administrative Ethics  
PADM 5378 - Human Resources Management in Public Administration  
PADM 5380 - Principles and Politics of Public Budgeting  
PADM 5382 - Public Policy Development and Implementation  
PADM 5395 - Project3 OR  
PADM 5396 - Internship4  
ELECTIVES
  9 SCH
Nine hours appopriate electives to be selected with advisor's approval
 

TOTAL 42 SCH

1Prerequisite for all required courses.
2
Prerequisite for all required core courses: cross-listed with CRIJ 5320 and SOCI 5322.
3
Required for students with two or more years experience in the public sector.
4
Required for students with less than two years of experience in the public sector.

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