The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program expertly blends educational theory and practice. Most faculty hold the highest degree (Ph.D.) in their respective fields and research extensively. Respected government officials and public and nonprofit administrators share their management expertise and perspectives on public policies.
Many SPA students, already established in the public sector in mid-level management, bring a stimulating real-world perspective to the classroom. In addition to a solid core curriculum covering essential problem-solving and decision-making skills and diverse elective choices, students with less professional experience participate in internships with government agencies and/or explore strategies for public-private sector partnerships.
The program's balanced theoretical and practical mix fully prepares individuals for the complex challenges facing today's public and nonprofit leaders in the state, region and nation. Courses hone the skills and knowledge needed for effective organizational management or to formulate and implement policy. Students can attend classes on campus or enroll in online classes to meet their specific career and academic needs. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening or on the weekend to accommodate those with busy schedules.
MPA Program Requirements
MPA Internship/Field Experience Requirements
MPA Course Schedule - Spring 2013
MPA Course Schedule - Summer 2013
MPA Course Schedule - Fall 2013
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