Program of Study

The public administration degree requires 39 graduate credit hours, including 24 core hours, 15 approved elective hours, successful completion of a major applied capstone project paper and oral presentation. Students without professional, managerial, or research experience in public administration are strongly urged to take a three-hour internship in addition to the 39 hours required for the program.

Course Sequence Guide

The recommended course sequence guide is provided to assist students to map their MPA experience depending on the number hours a student can enroll in each semester.  We recommend highly that students complete their core courses before enrolling in selected elective courses.  You may also examine the course schedules for specific semesters and enrollment procedures.