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Master of Public Administration

public policy concentration - mpa degree plan

Advisors: Bob Blair, Dale Krane

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.

Please note: Capstone Project is required for the public policy concentration.

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:

Concentration (12 credits):

Required courses

PA 8400 Public Budgeting
PA 8600 Administrative Law

Elective Options (3 credits):

PA 8450 Advanced Management Analysis, or
Other approved methods course;
Advanced course in public policy area

*Please note: Students must complete a capstone project as a requirement for public policy concentration.