Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Public Administration, MPA

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Major Description: The mission of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is to elevate the public sector and government service by helping those interested or involved in careers in public service to handle the varied and growing challenges of the modern world. Not only will students learn about the foundational theoretical approaches and processes of public administration, but they will, more importantly, learn how to conduct research and critically analyze current approaches in order to find the best solutions for society. All graduate courses in Public Administration are offered online as web-delivered courses and the degree may be completed entirely online. Required courses are offered in a rotation that allows for students to complete program requirements within one calendar year.

Concentration Description: Students are allowed to take up to 9 hours of classes in a related area.

Program Requirements


PS 5307  OR CJ 5334 

Restrictive Electives: 6 Credits


PS 5305 , PS 5316 , and PS 5317  may be repeated for credit if the topic varies

Students may repeat PS 5309  (up to 6 hours of credit)

Related Area Hours: Up to 9 Credits


It is NOT required that all of these hours are in the same area.

Students may also fill these areas with additional PS credits.

Up to 9 hours in an outside area are allowed.

Total Hours: 30

Required Core Courses: 15

Restrictive Electives in: Political Science/Public Admin: 6

Restrictive Electives in: Related Area: Up to 9 

A comprehensive exam in the form of a portfolio presentation is required.

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