|Theories of Public Administration and Democratic Governance||MPA 500 (4)|
|Public Policy Formulation and Evaluation||MPA 501 (4)|
|Public Fiscal Administration||MPA 502 (4)|
|Public Human Resources: Issues and Management||MPA 503 (4)|
|Quantitative Methods for Public Sector Issues||MPA 504 (4)|
|Qualitative Analytic Methods in the Public Sector||MPA 505 (4)|
|Integration of Theories, Methods and Practices in Public Administration||MPA 600 (4)|
|Culminating Project OR||MPA 695 (4)|
|Culminating Thesis OR||MPA 696 (4)|
|Culminating Examination||MPA 697 (4)|
|Total Core Units||(32)|
In addition to the required core courses, students without two full years of employment in a position with public-related responsibilities must complete a 4 unit internship.
|Field Work/Internship||MPA 698(4)|
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
All students must complete an additional 16 units. One of the electives must be either MPA 507 Administrative Law or MPA 506 Administrative Ethics. The balnace of the electives are to be taken within recommended areas of study.
The MPA Graduate Coordinator will serve as advisor to MPA applicants.
Total program units required: 48 units for students with public sector related experience and 52 units for students without public sector related experience.
COURSES - ELECTIVE AND TRANSFERRED
Elective courses from Graduate Business Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, and the Department of Economics may be used to fulfill MPA curriculum requirements.
A total of up to 13 unites may be transferred fom Extended University course work and/or units petitioned by a student to be included as part of the master's contract.
The stipulated time limit of 7 years applies to all of the above.
DEGREE CONTRACT AND PROCESS
An official degree program of study (contract) will be finalized prior to the completion of the second quarter. It will be approved by the Graduate MPA Coordinator and verified by the Graduate Studies Analyst.
A grade-point average of 3.0 (B) or better must be maintained in all course work taken to satisfy degree requirements at this university.
In order to advance to candidacy for the MPA degree, a student must:
Continuation in the Master in Public Administration program will occur as stipulated by the University for continuation in graduate studies.
The candidate must be enrolled in the University during the quarter of graduation.