Master of Public Administration
|Major Code: 8401||Degree Awarded: Master of Public Administration|
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Off-site||Age Restriction: No|
|Admission Status: Graduate||Location(s): Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Lakehurst, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Spaceport - COB, Virtual Site|
|Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended|
The goal of the Master of Public Administration is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in public administration.
The applicant to the Master of Public Administration program must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. The bachelor's degree need not be in public or business administration; however, applicants may be assigned academic prerequisites to complete based on deficiencies in their undergraduate studies preparation.
The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the
The MPA is conferred on students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate work plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students who do not select an area of concentration may choose elective courses with the approval of both the faculty advisor and the academic unit head.
Prerequisite is noncredit for this program.
MTH 1701 College AlgebraCredit Hours: 0
Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
MGT 5000 Financial AccountingCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5003 Public FinanceCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5013 Organizational BehaviorCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5034 Law, Technology and SocietyCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5035 Public Administration and ManagementCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5040 Public Program Policy and EvaluationCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5142 Business, Government and Public PolicyCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5231 Government Contract LawCredit Hours: 0
MGT 5901 Master of Public Administration Capstone ProjectCredit Hours: 0
- Electives Credit Hours: 6
Students who do not select an area of concentration may choose electives from other graduate-level offerings in business, or other related disciplines, with the approval from both the faculty advisor and the cognizant academic unit head.