MPA Overview
Mission Statement & Objectives
Overview of MPA Program (PPT)
Frequently Asked Questions
Admission to the MPA Program
Graduation & Employment Rates
Out of State & International Students

Getting Started
MPA Personal Datasheet (PDF)
Financial Assistance
Getting Started
Student Technology Resources

Resources & Program Info
MPA Personnel
MPA Style Manual
MPA Handbook (PDF)
Expected Student Competencies
Our Professional Values
Internship Requirements
Professional Paper
MPA Diversity Plan
Tuition and Fees

Post Degree
Post-Grad Intern & Fellowships

Other Options
Grad. Cert. in Security Studies
Grad. Cert. Public Management and Leadership

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MPA Core Curriculum & Areas of Emphasis

The MPA curriculum has four major components:
Core Curriculum (27 hours)
Area of Emphasis (12 hours)
Internship for Pre-Service Students (3 hours)
MPA Professional Paper (3 hours)

Core Curriculum

Each MPA student must complete these courses:
Politics and Management in Public Agencies (PADM 6100)
Analysis for the Public Sector (PADM 6101)
Quantitative Methods for Public Administration (PADM 6102)
Human Resource Management in Public Agencies (PADM 6110)
Public Budgeting and Finance (PADM 6120)
Public Policy Formulation and Implementation (PADM 6160)
Applied Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (PADM 6161)
Leadership and Ethics in the Public Sector (PADM 6220)
Management of Public Information Technology (PADM 6260)

Areas of Emphasis
MPA students are expected to develop knowledge and expertise in a specialized area of public administration. This involves successful completion of four elective courses in the general area. The areas of emphases associated with the MPA Program to basically two, Management and Public Policy. Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program may count their courses for the certificate toward the Public Policy area of emphasis, but may need to take an additional 3 s.h. to meet the certificate requirements.

6111, Contemporary Problems in Public Personnel Administration
6112, Productivity in the Public Sector
6124, State and Local Government Finance
6140, Administrative Law and Ethics
6170, Intergovernmental/Interagency Relations
6210, Organization Theory in the Public Context
6240, Management of Non-Profit Organizations
6150, Seminar in Public Administration
6115, Readings in Public Personnel Administration
6116, Women, Public Policy and Administration
6122, Local Government Budgeting and Financing
6125, Readings in Public Budgeting and Finance
6130, Urban Policy and Administration
7003, Coastal, Maritime, and Environmental Law

Public Policy
6123, Economic Development
6325, Transportation Policy
6400, Health Policy
6410, Health Policy Analysis
6170, Intergovernmental/Interagency Relations
6165, Program Evaluation
SECS 6155, Changing nature of National Security Policy
6150, Seminar in Public Administration
6116, Women, Public Policy and Administration
6162, Environmental Administration
6163, Environmental Policy Analysis
6164, State and Local Environmental Policy
7004, Coastal and Marine Policy

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