Online MPA Curriculum

Core Courses 24 hours

  • POL 765: Administrative Law
  • POL 800: Research Methods
  • POL 801: Administration, Ethics, and Public Policy
  • POL 874: Public Sector Leadership
  • POL 875: Public Sector Organizations and Management
  • POL 876: Public Human Resources Management
  • POL 877: Public Finance Administration
  • POL 879: Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Choose One Concentration:  15 hours

Customizable Concentration

Approved electives 12 hours

Field study exit requirements 3 hours

  • POL 870: Internship in Public Administration (or) POL 871: Applied Research in Public Administration.

Community Development Concentration

  • POL 845: Community Development 3 hours

Choose 3 (with advisor approval) from the following: 9 hours

  • POL 733: Seminar in State and Local Politics
  • POL 835: Seminar in Intergovernmental Relations
  • POL 847: Strategic Planning and Grant
  • POL 846: Nonprofit Organizations
  • LAS 735
  • GEO 701
  • ECO 700 or 800-level courses
  • Field Study Exit Requirements (3 hours)
  • POL 870: Internship in Public Administration (or) POL 871: Applied Research in Public Administration

Field study exit requirements 3 hours

  • POL 870: Internship in Public Administration (or) POL 871: Applied Research in Public Administration     

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 39 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the university graduate catalog.