Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Master of Public Administration

The MPA is a graduate program comprised of 36 hours. There are 21 hours of required courses from the MPA core classes and 15 hours of electives.

MPA Core

  • PSC 5300 Principles of Public Administration (3 hours)
  • PSC 5430 Human Resources Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 hours)
  • PSC 5440 Budgeting and Financial Administration (3 hours)
  • PSC 5560 Law and Public Administration (3 hours)
  • PSC 6110 Public Policy Methods and Analysis (3 hours)
  • PSC 6430 Public Policy Process (3 hours)
  • PSC 6490 Public Administration Capstone (2 hours)
  • PSC 6940 Professional Experience (1 hour)

With their electives, students develop a coherent area of focus with courses selected in consultation with the MPA director:

MPA Electives 

  • PSC 5220 Advocacy Groups in American Politics (3 hours) 
  • PSC 5320 Urban Politics and Administration (3 hours) 
  • PSC 5340 Environmental Policy and Administration (3 hours)
  • PSC 5360 Ethics in Public Administration (3 hours) 
  • PSC 5380 Fundraising (3 hours)  
  • PSC 5410 Public and Nonprofit Management (3 hours) 
  • PSC 5480 Introduction to Nonprofits (3 hours) 
  • PSC 6420 Program Evaluation (3 hours)
  • DST 6600 Disability Ethics and Policy (3 hours)  
  • ECON 5620 Regional Economics (3 hours)
  • ECON 5660 Public Finance Economics (4 hours)
  • ECON 5750 Health Economics (3 hours)
  • ECON 5810 Econometric Models and Methods 1 (4 hours) 
  • ECON 5820 Econometric Models and Methods 2 (4 hours) 
  • GEPL 5110 Geographic Information Systems (3 hours) 
  • GEPL 5180 Geographic Information Systems Applications (3 hours) 
  • GEPL 5210 Land Use Planning (3 hours) 
  • GEPL 5530 Principles of Urban Planning (3 hours) 
  • GEPL 5700 Community Planning Workshop (3 hours)
  • GEPL 5710 Urban Environments (3 hours) 
  • GEPL 5750 Transportation Geography (3 hours) 
  • GEPL 6530 Seminar in Urban & Regional Planning Applications (3 hours)
  • GEPL 6550 Seminar in Environmental Planning (3 hours)
  • GEPL 6570 Seminar in Neighborhood Revitalization (3 hours)
  • GEPL 6580 Urban Development and Housing (3 hours) 
  • HEAL 6280 Health Communication(3 hours)
  • HURM 6720 Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management (3 hours)
  • MKTG 5170 Marketing Systems for Nonprofit Organizations (3 hours)
  • PUBH 6020 Management and Leadership in Public Health (3 hours)
  • PUBH 6310 Public Health Assessment and Planning (3 hours)   
  • PUBH 6320 Implementation of Public Health Programs (3 hours)
  • PUBH 6420 Social Marketing in Health (3 hours)
  • PUBH 6620 Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems (3 hours)
  • PUBH 6630 Public Health Advocacy (3 hours)
  • PUBH 6800 Evaluation of Health Programs (3 hours)
  • SOC 5160 Health And Gender  (3 hours)    
  • THR 5250 Administration and Management of the Arts (3 hours)
  • THR 5260 Promoting the Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)
  • Other related course approved by the MPA director 

Students are advised to consider a certificate program as part of their concentration.

Last Updated: 6/23/21