The Master of Public Administration is a professional degree program that attracts those
interested in the workings, administration, and management of federal, state, or local government,
as well as current public administrators who want to augment their professional experience. The
program is designed to develop the insights and skills needed to plan and help formulate policy,
and to organize, manage, and implement programs and operations. In seeking to develop these
general competencies, studies discuss the political, social, economic, and legal context
of public administration and offer broad-based training inmanagement, organizational behavior,
research methods, policy analysis, personnel, and budgeting.

The Master of Public Administration degree requires completion of
twelve (12) courses for thirty-six (36) credits. The same course may not be used to fulfill
multiple requirements in this degree program. A baccalaureate degree will qualify applicants
to enter this program.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Develop analytical and critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Obtain a thorough knowledge of management skills specifically needed to develop a proactive, ethical approach to organizational management of a government agency.
  • Gain knowledge of advanced theory and applications of public administration practice including studies in political, social, economic,
    and legal context of public administration.
  • Perform critical analysis of public administration-oriented research and research design.

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE

Course No. Course Name Prerequisites Credits
PA500 MPA Foundations None 3
PA505 Ethical and Professional Leadership PA500 3
PA525 Public Administrator Powers PA505 3
PA595 Research Methods for Public Administrators PA500 3
PA601 Information Systems Security PA500 3
PA610 Organizational Theory and Management PA505 3
PA625 Public Sector Economics PA500 3
PA631 Public Human Resources PA525 3
PA651 Public Budgeting PA500 3
PA667 Comparative Public Administration PA500 3
PA675 Public Policy Analysis PA651 3
PA699 Public Administration Capstone PA675 3
Total Credits Required 36