The Master of Public Administration
(MPA) program offers graduates the knowledge of values, roles, skills and practices that will help them become competent professionals capable of ethical, intelligent and creative leadership in the public service.
faculty are based in several academic disciplines, offer a variety of philosophical and practical approaches to public administration, and boast a wide range of scholarly interests.
Enrollment in our courses ranges from 4 to 20 students with an average class size around 12. Classes meet once per week in the evening for two hours, either at 5:20 or 7:30 p.m. Full-time enrollment is usual three courses per semester, and we will welcome part-time students as well.
The MPA Program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
The types of courses offered are periodically updated to reflect trends in the study of public administration as well as faculty expertise and interests. Individual research courses are reserved for advanced students with specific needs not met by available elective course work. Students also must pass a written comprehensive examination to complete the degree.
Approval for the individual research course must be obtained from the MPA Director. The MPA Director may also permit you to take up to four elective courses from other graduate programs in order to help you personalize your degree.
MPA students must take 18 credits of Required Courses.
MPA 8001 - Public Administration Theory
MPA 8002 - Structure & Theory of Org
MPA 8003 - Financial Management
MPA 8004 - Public Personnel Management
MPA 8005 - Statistical Analyses & Res I
MPA 8006 - Statistical Analyses & Res II
MPA 8010 - Management Internship
MPA 8012 - Individual Research I
MPA 8013 - Individual Research II
MPA students must take 18 credits of Elective Courses.
MPA 8100 - Decision-Making
MPA 8200 - Administrative Communication
MPA 8300 - Leadership Ethics
MPA 8400 - Strategic Planning
MPA 8500 - Effective City Management
MPA 8600 - Effective Non-Prof Mgmt
MPA 8700 - Fundraising for Non-Prof Org
MPA 8199 - Spec Top in Public Admin
MPA 8299 - Spec Top in Public Admin **
PSC 8209 - Public Policy
PSC 8250 - Urban Politics and Government
PSC 8275 - Managing Public Networks
PSC 9425 - Relig., Politics & Public Mgt.