The MPA consists of 42 graduate credit hours. Thirty-three (33) of these hours (or 11 courses) are required core courses. The remaining nine (9) hours (3 courses) are supporting electives. These electives can be Special Topics courses in the MPA program or any other 5000-level graduate course offered at this institution, subject to approval by your advisory committee. Any non-MPA course should be related to your professional interests.
For more information, please refer to the University Catalog.
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)
|MAJOR CURRICULUM||33 SCH|
|PADM 5375 - Survey of Public Administration and Public Affairs1|
|PADM 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|
Nine hours appopriate electives to be selected with advisor's approval
1Prerequisite for all required courses.
2Prerequisite for all required core courses: cross-listed with CRIJ 5320 and SOCI 5322.
3Required for students with two or more years experience in the public sector.
4Required for students with less than two years of experience in the public sector.
The MPA program is also offering a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management that can satisfy the elective requirements. Please feel free to visit the link provided or contact Dr. Peter Haruna at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 956.326.2613 for more information.