Public Administration Advanced Standing Program, Master of Public Administration (MPA)

This is an archived copy of the 2016-2017 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ewu.edu.

Persons who have completed all of the requirements for the undergraduate Public Policy and Administration Certificate offered through the Government Department and the Economics Department of EWU’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work are allowed to obtain the MPA Degree by meeting the following requirements.

Note: for specifics on the requirements for the undergraduate Public Policy and Administration Certificate, see the description in this catalog under the Economics Department or the Political Science and International Studies Department.

Required Core
PADM 500PERSONAL ASSESSMENT1
PADM 501PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH APPROACHES4
PADM 503CONCEPTS AND VALUES PUBLIC SERVICE4
PADM 505PUBLIC POLICY CYCLES4
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
MPA Elective Courses–in any of the courses acceptable as electives in the MPA Program.10
Note: elective courses acceptable for the MPA program should not be below the 400 level.
Total Credits46

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.