Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The Master of Public Administration Degree (MPA) is open to all students who hold any baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences for graduate admission. In addition, candidates for admission must meet the criteria listed below:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4-point scale).
- Satisfactory performance on the statement of purpose essay portion of the application.
- Satisfactory performance on the personal interview portion of the program admissions process.
International Students from non-English speaking countries will need a TOEFL exam score of 79 (On-line version) or 550 (paper-based) or an ILETS score of 6.5.
The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
Master of Public Administration (MPa) Major Curriculum
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|PADM 5375||Surv of Pub Adm&Pub Affairs 1||3|
|PADM 5301||Adv Methods of Social Rsrch 2||3|
|PADM 5332||Program Evaluation||3|
|PADM 5334||Administrative Law||3|
|PADM 5342||Organization Theory||3|
|PADM 5344||Communication for Public Adm||3|
|PADM 5362||Administrative Ethics||3|
|PADM 5378||Human Resources Mgt in PADM||3|
|PADM 5380||Prin & Politics of Public Budg||3|
|PADM 5382||Public Policy Dev&Implem||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
or PADM 5396
|Select three 5000-level graduate courses with advisor's approval||9|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||42|
Prerequisite for all required courses including Project and Internship.
Prerequisite for PADM 5332.