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Master of Public Administration

information management specialization - mpa degree plan.

Advisor: Peter Wolcott

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

PA 8110 Managing Information in the Public Sector
PA 8480 Public Finance Administration
ISQA 8206 Information and Data Quality Management

Elective courses (choose any three)

ISQA 8196 Process Reengineering with IT
ISQA 8230 Telecommunications Management
ISQA 8250 Facilitation of Collaborative Problem Solving
ISQA 8420 Managing the IS Function
ISQA 8736 Decision Support Systems
ISQA 8570 Information Security Policy and Ethics
ISQA 8810 Information Technology Project Fundamentals
PA 8990 Capstone Project (Students admitted Fall 2011 and beyond will complete the Capstone Project as an ending core course.)