Degree Requirements

The MPA is a 36-credit program.

Core Courses | 24 credits

  • Principles of Public Administration     3 CR
  • Budgeting for Public Sector and Non-Profit Organizations     3 CR
  • Human Resource Management for Public and Non-Profit Organizations     3 CR
  • Strategic Communications     3 CR
  • Data Analytics and Information Technology     3 CR
  • Human diversity and Social Justice     3 CR
  • Public Policy and Law     3 CR
  • Capstone Seminar     3 CR

Non-Profit Management Concentration | 12 credits

  • Non-Profit Management and Leadership     3 CR
  • Fundraising for Non-Profits     3 CR

Choose 2 courses from the following:

  • Program Development and Evaluation     3 CR
  • Non-Profit Financial Management     3 CR
  • Social Entrepreneurship     3 CR

Emergency Management Concentration | 12 credits

  • Emergency Planning and Preparedness     3 CR
  • Disaster Response Operations and Recovery     3 CR
  • Domestic and International Terrorism     3 CR
  • Risk Assessment and Decision-making     3 CR

General Concentration | 12 credits

Choose from any of the non-profit and emergency management electives plus any of the general concentration courses for a total of four concentration courses.

  • SW 565 Social Welfare as an Institution     3 CR
  • SW 566 Social Welfare Policy and Services     3 CR
  • HR 610 Performance Management     3 CR
  • HR 611 Talent Management     3 CR
  • HR 612 Strategic HR     3 CR
  • HR 613 Diversity and Inclusion     3 CR
  • PBH 407 Public Health and Health Care Systems     3 CR
  • PBH 409 Policy in Public Health     3 CR
  • PBH 550 Community Health Development     3 CR
  • PBH 551 Essential Community Services     3 CR