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Degree Pathway, Master of Public Administration, Fall 2023 and Beyond

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Arts - Public Administration - Fall 2023 and Beyond

All programs are 39 credits, consisting of 4 required courses, 4 courses from the flexible core, and 4 courses from the general core, and 1 capstone course.

Required Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Total12
MPAD.5010Foundations for Public Administration3
MPAD.5020Public & Non Profit Budgeting and Financial Management2
MPAD.5030Public & Non Profit Management & Leadership3
MPAD.5040
or
CRIM.5900
Data Analysis
or
Inferential and Descriptive Statistics
3

Flexible Core

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Total12

Managing Resources - Choose 1
MPAD.5400Public Finance3
PUBH.5110Health Care Finance3
Managing People - Choose 1
MPAD.5300Gender and Administration3
CRIM.5200Administration of Justice3
CRIM.5210Managing Justice Organizations3
MPAD.5150Public and Non-Profit Personnel Management3
Managing Communication - Choose 1
MPAD.5120Communication Strategies for Public and Non-Profit Managers3
Managing Information - Choose 1
CRIM.5910Research Design3
CRIM.5920From Data to Practice3

General Electives

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Total12
CRIM.6130Law and Public Policy3
PUBH.5010Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health3
PUBH.6250Health Policy3
PSYC.5460Grant Writing3
Choose from other Management Skills offerings3

Capstone

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
Total3
MPAD.6010Capstone3

Other electives may be selected with approval of the graduate coordinator.

Total Credits = 39

Total number of courses = 13

Last updated: 4/27/23