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.
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE COURSES 15 cr.
Theory Courses 9 cr.
PA 521 Business, Government, and Global Society 3 cr.
PA 524 Global Comparative Public Administration and Policy 3 cr.
PA 525 Global Comparative Public Budget and Finance 3 cr.
Choose two of the following theory/practice integration courses 6 cr.
PA 537 Global Sustainable Development 3 cr.
PA 538 Global Conflict and Dispute Resolution 3 cr.
PA 545 Management of Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations 3 cr.
PA 503 Emerging Issues in Public Affairs 3 cr.
CROSS-SECTOR COURSES 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.