MPA Courses

The MPA curriculum combines practical applications and scholarly knowledge to provide an understanding of the policy process and to develop the specific skills needed by governmental and nonprofit managers, analysts, and policy-makers. For descriptions of the core, elective, and capstone courses, go to the Graduate School Catalog.

Core Courses (21 hours)

  • PADM 7301 The Profession of Public Administration
  • PADM 7303 Public Organization Theory
  • PADM 7313 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector
  • PADM 7315 Methods in Public Administration
  • PADM 7323 Public Financial Administration
  • PADM 7332 Politics and Bureaucracy
  • PADM 7363 Public Policy Analysis

Elective Courses (15 hours)

  • PADM 7331 Problems in Public Administration
  • PADM 7333 Administrative Leadership and Public Management
  • PADM 7334 Grantwriting and Fund Raising
  • PADM 7335 Urban Management
  • PADM 7336 Managing the Not-for-Profit Sector
  • PADM 7337 Public Organizational Change and Development
  • PADM 7338 Public Personnel Problems and Issues
  • PADM 7339 State Administration and Reform
  • PADM 7340 Ethics in Public Administration
  • PADM 7341 Managing Public Disputes
  • PADM 7342 Public Revenue Management
  • PADM 7343 Organizational, Partnerships and Collaboration
  • PADM 7345 Urban Management and Community Change
  • PADM 7353 Seminar in Intergovernmental Management
  • PADM 7380 Public Program Evaluation
  • PADM 7385 Seminar in Public Policy
  • PADM 7393 Administrative Law

Required Capstone Course (3 hours)

  • PADM 7373 Seminar in Public Administration