Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program

An Exclusive Online Program

Total of 36 credit hours

7 Core Courses (21 credit hours)
MPA 501: Principles of Public Administration (3 credits)
MPA 502: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)
MPA 503: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
MPA 504: Research Methodology (3 credits)
MPA 505: Public Budgeting and Finance (3 credits)
MPA 506: Law and Public Affairs (3 credits)
MPA 507: Ethics (3 credits)

Electives (12 credit hours)
Students can choose four elective courses from a General Public Administration specialization, Nonprofit Management or Homeland Security and Disaster Management.

MPA 508: Communication, Strategic Planning, and Organizational Dynamics (3 credits, General or Nonprofit)
MPA 509: Introduction to Nonprofit Sector (3 credits, General or Nonprofit)
MPA 510: Fundraising and grants Writing in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits, General or Nonprofit)
MPA 511: Program Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits, General or Nonprofit)
MPA 512: Issues in National Security (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)
MPA 513: Introduction to Homeland Security (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)
MPA 514: Domestic and International Terrorism (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)
MPA 515: International Relations and Globalization (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)
MPA 516: American Foreign Policy (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)
MPA 517: Intelligence for Homeland Security (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)
MPA 518: Natural Disaster (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)
MPA 519: Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)

MPA 520: Emergency Management and Geographic Information Systems (3 credit, general or Homeland Security)

MPA 521: Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)

MPA 522: Information Security, Technology, and Risk Management (3 credits, General or Homeland Security)

Internship (3 credit hours) Optional for students without administrative experience
MPA 555: Internship (only for students lacking administrative work experience)

Capstone (3 credit hours)

MPA 600: Learning, Experiencing, Applying, and Discussing (LEAD) Project: Final project to apply all that you learned in a research paper to resolve an administrative issue.