Master of Public Administration
In order to complete the MPA degree, students must:
A. Complete the graduate plan of study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
B. Complete a graduate capstone project (PA 592) or thesis (PA 599).
C. Complete the graduate plan of study in accordance with the requirements for a master's degree in the Academic Standards and Policies section of the Graduate Bulletin as well as in accordance with the appropriate program description in the Department of Political Science section of the Bulletin.
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- Total Credits Required for Degree34-36
- PA 516 Organizational Theory (4 cr.)4
- PA 523 Public Budget Management (4 cr.)4
- *Internship required for pre-service students
- PA 599 Thesis in Public Administration (1-6 cr.)2
- PA 519 Municipal Management (2 cr.)2
Please note that students may be denied admission to courses, or they may be dismissed from a graduate program or internship/practicum if they demonstrate a lack of professional competence and effectiveness as a professional or fail to perform course work effectively. The departmental graduate review committee reviews the qualifications of all questionable students and may require them to undergo further examiniation to make a final determination regarding program completion.