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Typical Sequence of Courses

Public Administration

Foundation Courses Credits
MPA 501 Principles of Public Administration 3
MPA 502 Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Public Sector 3
MPA 503 Economic Environment and the Public Sector 3
MPA 505 Analytical Methods 3
MPA 506 Computer-based Management Systems 3
MPA 507 The Policy Process in Health Care and Public Administration 3
Total Credits 18

Advanced Core Courses (9 credits)

PAD 602 Human Resource Administration in the Public Sector 3
PAD 603 Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector 3
PAD 604 Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment in the Public Sector 3
Total Credits 9

Specialization (12 credits)

Students select 9 credits from the electives in consultation with an academic counselor. 9

Thesis in Public Administration (6 credits)

PAD 707 Thesis Research Consultation 3
PAD 708 Thesis 3
Total Credits 6

Total credit required to complete this program = 42

M.P.A. in Public Administration with Concentration in Nonprofit Management

Foundation Courses Credits
MPA 501 Principles of Public Administration 3
MPA 502 Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Public Sector 3
MPA 503 Economic Environment and the Public Sector 3
MPA 505 Analytical Methods 3
MPA 506 Computer-based Management Systems 3
MPA 507 The Policy Process in Health Care and Public Administration 3
Total Credits 18

Advanced Core Courses (15 credits)

NPM 650 Introduction to Nonprofit Management 3
NPM 651 Fundraising and Development in Nonprofit Organizations 3
NPM 652 Human Resource 3
NPM 653 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3
NPM 654 Legal, Ethical and Governance Issues in Nonprofit Organizations 3
Total Credits 15

Specialization (3 credits)

Select (1) of the following:
MPA 701 Managerial Communications 3
MPA 708 Work, People and Productivity 3
MPA 713 Grant Writing and Administration 3
MPA 721 Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation Strategies 3
Total Credits Required 3

Capstone Seminars in Health Care Administration (6 credits)

NPM 707 Thesis Research Consultation 3
NPM 708 Thesis 3
Total Credits 6

Total credit required to complete this program = 42