Curriculum

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:

  • PUBM 5010 - Foundations of Public Administration
  • PUBM 5110 - Understanding Organizations
  • PUBM 5120 - Policy Process
  • PUBM 5200 - Managing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace a
  • PUBM 5220 - Human Resource Management
  • PUBM 5300 - Budgeting and Financial Management
  • PUBM 5430 - Research Design
  • PUBM 5440 - Applied Data Analysis
  • PUBM 5600 - Ethics and Society
  • PUBM 5700 - Economic Analysis
  • PUBM 5900 - Capstone in the Public Service

Three courses in Government or Nonprofit Area of Emphasis: 9 credits 

Government Emphasis

  • PUBM 5410 - Policy Analysis
  • PUBM 5710 - Government Finance
  • PUBM 5720 - Administrative Law

Nonprofit Emphasis

  • PUBM 5860 - Nonprofit Sector in Society
  • PUBM 5870 - Nonprofit Resource Development
  • PUBM 5880 - Nonprofit Governance

Five Elective Courses: 15 credits

Electives vary from year to year and some past examples of electives include: Government Relations, Collaboration Across Sectors, Global Health, Campaigns and Elections, and more. 

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