Required Core Courses (24 credits, 8 courses)

All MPA students are required to take the following courses:

POLS 7202 Quantitative Techniques 3 semester hours
POLS 7203 Techniques of Policy Analysis 3 semester hours
POLS 7301 Public Personnel Administration 3 semester hours
POLS 7302 Organizational Theory and Management 3 semester hours
POLS 7303 Budgeting and Financial Management 3 semester hours
POLS 7304 Economic Analysis and Institutions 3 semester hours
POLS 7305 Institutional Leadership and the Public Manager 3 semester hours
POLS 7306 Capstone in Public Administration 3 semester hours

Electives (18 credits, 6 courses)

Beyond the core courses outlined above, students must earn 18 semester hours of elective credits related to various areas of public administration and policy. The following courses are samples of online electives offered by our program:

POLS 7250 American Political Institutions and Processes 3 semester hours
POLS 7308 Management of Nonprofit Organizations 3 semester hours
POLS 7309 The Nonprofit Sector in Society 3 semester hours
POLS 7311 Administrative Ethics 3 semester hours
POLS 7313 State Government 3 semester hours
POLS 7328 Cases in Policy Analysis 3 semester hours
POLS 7329 Nonprofit Financial Management and Development
3 semester hours
POLS 7392 Accountability in Public Administration 3 semester hours
POLS 8407 Internship in Public Administration (Required of Pre-service students) 3 semester hours

Total Semester Hours: 42

Quick Info

  • 42 semester hours
  • $47,670.00 total tuition *
  • Full-time years to completion: 2
  • Part-time years to completion: 3-7

 

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