The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a professional graduate program. The MPA prepares individuals to serve at the local, state, and federal government levels. The MPA is designed to educate students in the applications of inter-disciplinary skills needed in government operations. The program bridges courses in both the School of Human Services and the School of Business and Entrepreneurship Studies.
Public Administration is a blending of business administration, human services, and core topics covered in required Public Administration courses. Working in the public sector often requires skills that cannot be confined to a single discipline: the public sector and the private sector cross paths and public officials need varied skills to function effectively.
This is a 36 credit hour program.
Core Curriculum (21 credit hours)
The following are required for all students completing the Public Administration degree:
MBA 51100 Managerial Accounting
MBA 53100 Financial Policy
MPA 59300 Governmental Budgeting
MPA 59400 Public Administration: Principles, Applications, and Ethics
MPA 59600 Program Implementation and Evaluation
MPA 59800 The Business-Government Environment
NPA 50300 Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations
Electives Courses (15 credit hours)
The following courses within the School of Human Services and the School of Business and Entrepreneurship can be taken for elective credit: MBA 52100, MBA 52200, MBA 52400, MBA 52500, MBA 52600, MBA 54100, MBA 54200, MBA 54300, MBA 54400, MBA 54700, MBA 54800, MBA 56200, MBA 56300, MBA 56400, MBA 56800, MBA 57100, MBA 57600, MBA 57700, MBA 58300, MBA 58400, MPA 59900, NPA 56000, NPA 57000, NPA 57100, NPA 58000, NPA 58100, NPA 59300