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.
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES 15 cr.
Required Courses 12 cr.
MIS 603 Information Security and Risk Management 3 cr.
MIS 605 Management Information Systems 3 cr.
MIS 609 Database Management Systems 3 cr.
MIS 614 Data Analysis and Business Analytics 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.