Public Administration, M.P.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M805 Q550

  • This program is Non-Thesis only.

Required Courses

Required Courses
P SC 5003Introduction to Public Administration3
P SC 5143Program Evaluation and Applied Policy Analysis3
P SC 5363Public Financial Management3
P SC 5913Introduction to Analysis of Political and Administrative Data3
P SC 5963Capstone in Public Administration 13
or P SC 5950 Research Problems
Choose 9 hours of graduate-level courses, as approved by the Graduate Liaison and advisor9
Choose 12 hours, as approved by the student's advisor and graduate committee12
Total Credit Hours36

P SC 5950 is by petition only. 

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.