Public Administration - M.P.A. Program Requirements Download to print
The M.P.A. has 9 required courses (27 credit hours) and 3 elective courses (9 credit hours) that may be customized or taken within a designated area. The core courses provide students with a broad foundation in public and nonprofit management, including the scope and history of public administration, administrative theory, ethical behavior in public management, public financial management, program evaluation, methods, personnel management and information technology management.
Three elective courses are chosen by the student in consultation with an academic advisor. Designated areas that may be selected include public and nonprofit financial management, municipal management, nonprofit management, justice management, and nursing management. Other areas utilizing elective coursework outside of the program may be developed based upon the student’s needs.
*Pre-service students or students wishing to gain experience in a new area will also be placed in an agency for at least 300 hours of experience.
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