For students starting the program Summer 2016 and beyond, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires the completion of 57 credits with an area of emphasis in government or nonprofit.
Eleven required courses: 33 credits:
Three courses in Government or Nonprofit Area of Emphasis: 9 credits
Five Elective Courses: 15 credits
Electives may include: Behavioral Economics, Social Justice and Social Policy, Communication and Advocacy, Collaboration Across Sectors, City Management, GIS for Public Administrators, and more.
MPA students conclude the program with the PUBM 5900 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.
Access degree requirements and course descriptions here.