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MPA Program Structure


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
Required courses:
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
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.

 

 

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 pharuna@tamiu.edu or call 956.326.2613 for more information.