Master of Public Administration Curriculum

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MPA Curriculum

Total of 30 credit hours 

5 Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PADM 501: Principles of Public Administration (3 credits)

PADM 502: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

PADM 503: Human Resource Management (3 credits)

PADM 504: Research Methodology (3 credits)

PADM 505: Public Budgeting and Finance (3 credits)

Electives (12 credit hours)

Students can choose four courses from any of the following:

BUS 542: Financial Planning and Management Business (3 credits)

BUS 554: Policy Formulation and Strategy (3 credits)

CJ 526: Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice (3 credits)

CJ 598G: Introduction to Cybersecurity (3 credits)

COUN 505: Career Development  (3 credits)

EDUC 502: Multidisciplinary Foundations (3 credits)       

EDUC 520: Universal Design for Learning (3 credits)     

EDUC 554: Contemporary Learning Theories (3 credits)

EDUC 605: Communication Theories and Organizational Dynamics (3 credits)

ND 535: Organizational Leadership in Healthcare (3 credits)

PADM 506: Law and Public Affairs (3 credits)

PADM 510: Fundraising and Grants Writing in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)

PADM 511: Program Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits)

PADM 596: Internship (3 credits)

SW 701: Research I (3 credits)

SW 702: Research II (3 credits)

SW 801: Social Justice, Welfare Policy and Professional Legacy (3 credits)

SW 802: Social Work Advocacy (3 credits)

SW 971: Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice (3 credits)

SLAS 6001: Administrative and Leadership Theories (3 credits)

SLAS 6002: Ethical Leadership (3 credits)

SLAS 6003: Policy Analysis and Organizational Dynamics ((3 credits)

SLAS 6007: Equity and Inclusion (3 credits)

SLAS 6008: Qualitative Research Design (3 credits)

SLAS 6009: Quantitative Research Design (3 credits)

SLAS 6014: Fundraising and Grants Writing (3 credits)

Any other graduate course offered by another department at the university and approved by the Program Director.

Capstone (3 credits)

PADM 600: Learning, Experiencing, Applying, and Discussing (LEAD) Project: Final project to apply all that you had learned during the program in a final research project addressed to resolve an administrative issue. Prerequisite: PADM 504 (Research Methodology).

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