Feb 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog (As of 08-20-17) 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog (As of 08-20-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, M.P.A.

Program Requirements

  • 39 credit hours, including the following:
    • 21 credit hours of core required courses.
    • A three-credit hour internship (PUBA 777 ). Internships are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
    • 15 credit hours of electives (18 if the internship requirement is waived for previous experience).


*Capstone can be waived and replaced with PUBA 710 Thesis (3)  for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. or seek employment in research or policy analysis.

**The internship can be waived for students with requisite employment experience in public administration. Students granted a waiver are required to take an additional three credit hour elective.

Elective Courses

Complete an additional 15 credit hours, or 18 credit hours if the internship is waived, of electives chosen from the following courses:

Transfer Credit Policy

All transfer credits (no more than twelve [12] hours) completed at other institutions must be approved by the director.