Master of Public Administration

Curriculum

MPA CURRICULUM Hours
Core Courses 18 cr.
PA 501* Public Affairs Concepts and Theory (16 weeks) 3 cr.
PA 502* Public Affairs Methodology (16 weeks) 3 cr.
PA 508 Research and Analysis 3 cr.
PA 509 Leadership Development and Organizations 3 cr.
PA 600 Ethical Foundations of Authority and Responsibility 3 cr.
PA 602* Seminar in Public Affairs (16 weeks) 3 cr.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION COURSES 15 cr.
Theory Courses 9 cr.
PA 588 Current Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.
PA 589 Theoretical Perspectives of Terrorism 3 cr.
PA 630 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3 cr.
Criminal Justice Electives (select three) 6 cr.
PA 513 Policy Development, Evaluation, and Impact for Public Organizations 3 cr.
PA 552 Public Policy and Disaster 3 cr.
PA 564 Budgeting and Finances of Public Organizations 3 cr.
PA 594 Financial Management for Nonprofit/Community Organizations 3 cr.
CROSS-SECTOR COURSES: PA 504 3 cr.
TOTAL 36 cr.


*16 week courses

Students are encouraged to take PA 501 and PA 508 before enrolling in other courses. PA 501 and PA 508 provide a foundation for understanding the field of public affairs and academic skills needed in MPA coursework.