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Master of Public Administration

emergency management concentration - mpa degree plan.

Thirteen courses (39 graduate credit hours) are required for the MPA degree. Students complete the program by first taking the beginning core courses, then taking specialization courses. As students complete their concentration courses, they complete the ending core courses.

Note: Click on a course name to view a sample syllabi, if available. Please note that these syllabi are generic and should not be considered the final syllabi for any specific term or section of this course. Contact the instructor with any questions.

Beginning Core:


Ending Core:

Required courses (12 credits)

  • PA 8400 Public Budgeting or PA 8480 Public Finance
  • EMGT 8060 Planning, Preparedness & Mitigation
  • EMGT 8340 Response, Recorvery & Resilience
  • PA 8566 Intergovernmental Management

Elective courses (3 credits)

  • EMGT 8600 Contemporary Issues in Emergency Management
  • PA 8110 Managing Information in the Public Sector
  • PA 8420 Public Works Management
  • PA 8496 Public Sector Labor Relations
  • PA 8520 Seminar in Grant Writing
  • PA 8530 Strategic Planning & Management in Public & Non-Profit Organizations
  • IASC 8366 Foundations in Information Assurance
  • CRCJ 8366 The Nature of Crime
  • CRCJ 8020 Seminar in Administration Justice
  • CRCJ 8040 Seminar in Police and Society
  • CRCJ 8100 Criminal Justice Organization, Administration & Management
  • CRCJ 8230 Terrorism
  • CRCJ 8800 Special Problems in Criminal Justice