Public Administration, Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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Note: PADM 500, PADM 501 and PADM 503 should be taken the 1st or 2nd quarter in the program. 

Required Core
PADM 500PERSONAL ASSESSMENT1
PADM 501PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH APPROACHES4
PADM 503CONCEPTS AND VALUES PUBLIC SERVICE4
PADM 505PUBLIC POLICY CYCLES4
PADM 507PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS4
PADM 509PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT4
PADM 511PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DYNAMICS4
PADM 513PUBLIC PLANNING AND BUDGETING4
PADM 515ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATION4
PADM 517PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT1
PADM 519PUBLIC SERVICE LEARNING2
PADM 601MPA CAPSTONE2
PADM 602MPA PORTFOLIO2
Required Elective Options–courses that may be taken toward include, but are not limited to the following.20
SEMINAR IN HEALTH SERV ADMIN
PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC SECTOR GRANTS-WRITING AND ADMINISTRATION
CAPITAL FINANCE AND BONDS
INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
CITY GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
SPECIAL TOPICS
LABOR RELATIONS
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
HIRING RIGHT
COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMIN
CONSTITUTION AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
THE POLITICAL EXECUTIVE
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION THROUGH FILM AND TELEVISION
PUBLIC SECTOR ETHICS
EXPERIMENTAL COURSE
INDEPENDENT STUDY
THESIS RESEARCH SEMINAR
INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Total Credits60

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate an ability to develop professionally through reflective analysis of employment and educational experiences;
  • articulate and apply a philosophy of public service administration practice;
  • lead and manage in public governance;
  • participate in and contribute to the public policy process;
  • analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions;
  • communicate effectively and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.