MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (M.P.A.)

The Master of Public Administration is designed to prepare both the public and non-public employees for a career and/or promotion in administration with the choice of either governmental or justice administration fields.

Admission Requirements(In Addition to Those Listed for All Graduate Students) - Applicants interested in the M.P.A. program must first present a completed baccalaureate degree, preferably but not limited to, the social or behavioral sciences. Applicants must also submit a personal statement as to what they expect to gain from completing the program, and applicants must submit a second writing sample that would indicate their potential for graduate level research.

Course Requirements - 37 hours are required including 19 core hours and 18 hours of specialization courses in governmental or justice administration.

Leveling Requirements - 3 hours
MGMT 3304 - Principles of Management

Core courses - 19 hours
BUAD 5304 - Ethics
FINA 5310 - Public Finance
MGMT 5315 - Legal Environment
MGMT 5320 - Research Methods*
PUAD 5303 - Survey of Public Administration*
PUAD 5304 - Public Policy Analysis
PUAD 5101- Seminar in Public Administration (Capstone course)
* Must be taken within the first three courses

Specialization in Justice Administration - 18 hours
MGMT 5305 - Organizational Theory
MGMT 5309 - Human Resource Management
MGMT 5325 - Organizational Development and Behavior
PUAD 5300 - Criminal/Civil Law: A Comparative Analysis
PUAD 5302 - International Legal Systems: A Comparative Study
PUAD 5313 - Topics in Alternative Dispute Resolution
PUAD 5314 - Law Enforcement Administration
PUAD 5316 - Special Topics in Justice Administration
PUAD 5360 - Practicum in Justice Administration

Specialization in Government Administration - 18 hours
MGMT 5305 - Organizational Theory
MGMT 5325 - Organizational Development and Behavior
PUAD 5305 - Contract Negotiation
PUAD 5306 - Administrative Law
PUAD 5317 - Special Topics in Government Administration
PUAD 5318 - Current Issues in the Public Sector
PUAD 5361 - Practicum in Government Administration
three hours from:
PUAD 5320 - Cultural Diversity
MGMT 5313 - Diversity Management

Specialization in Homeland Security - 18 hours
PUAD 5302 - International Legal Systems: A Comparative Study
PUAD 5306 - Administrative Law
PUAD 5310 - Survey of Homeland Security and the Nature of Terrorism
PUAD 5311 - Understanding Terrorism and Its History
PUAD 5312 - Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism
PUAD 5314 - Law Enforcement Administration
PUAD 5315 - Special Topics in Homeland Security
PUAD 5320 - Cultural Diversity

 

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