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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires the completion of 54 credits with a specialization in government or nonprofit.
Eight required courses: 24 credits:
PUBM-501 Foundations of Public Administration
PUBM-511 Understanding Organizations
PUBM-512 Policy Formation and Implementation
PUBM-521 Management and Human Relations Skills
PUBM-530 Financial Management and Control
PUBM-540 Policy and Program Research
PUBM-570 Economic Analysis
PUBM-590 Capstone in Public Service
Three courses in Government or Nonprofit Specialization: 9 credits
Seven elective courses: 21 credits
Electives may include: Behavioral Economics, Social Justice and Policy, Leadership, Learning, and Change Management, Communication and Advocacy, Legislative Process, Public Budgeting, Lean Management, GIS for Public Administrators, and more. Internship opportunities are available for students seeking additional experience in the public or nonprofit sectors, and many other course offerings.
MPA students conclude the program with the PUBM 590 capstone course. The course integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the program, providing students an opportunity to work with local agencies or employers. Students analyze a policy or management problem, and make recommendations for courses of action.
Courses are offered fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters.
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