General Program

A broad understanding of the field of public administration can help prepare you for a range of career options at federal, state, and local agencies as well as in the private and nonprofit sectors. In the General Program, you will have the opportunity to gain cross-sectoral management and communication skills that can be applied domestically and globally.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Capstone Seminar (5 cr.)

    This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment adviser at 855-646-5286.

    Courses

    Note: The specializations are optional for the MPA program. Students who choose not to pursue a specialization will complete only these courses.

    Quarter Course Code Course Credits
    Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6116 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
    Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6200 Course Principles of Public Administration Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6451 Course Public Policy Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6431 Course Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits (5 cr.)
    Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6910 Course Master of Public Administration Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

    *For elective courses students may choose any specialization course within the MPA program.

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