Public Administration with a Concentration in Nonprofit Administration and Social Entrepreneurship (MPA)
Public Administration Graduate Programs information
The concentration in Nonprofit Administration and Social Entrepreneurship is designed to meet the needs of current and future public administrators working in the nonprofit and socially aware for-profit sectors. The concentration also will serve, and is appropriate for, those with bachelor’s degrees but no current or previous relevant employment.
Thirty-nine to forty-two credits, as follows:
A. Core Courses (30 credits)
- PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration (3).
- PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior (3).
- PUB 502 - Public Sector Management (3).
- PUB 506 - Research Methods (3).
- PUB 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs (3).
- PUB 518 - Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector (3).
- PUB 519 - Law and Administrative Processes (3).
- PUB 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration (3).
- PUB 593 - Professional Development for Public Administration (3).
- PUB 595 - Practicum in Public Administration (3).
B. Concentration Requirements (9 credits)
- PUB 525 - Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations (3).
- PUB 520 - Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3).
- PUB 548 - Social Entrepreneurship (3).
- PUB 594 - Grantwriting and Administration (3).
C. Internship (0-3 credits)
- PUB 590 - Internship (3).
Can be waived by advisor if student has 2 or more years of public sector experience.
With consent of the program director, up to six credits in the following courses may be applied to the program:
- PUB 589 - Independent Study in Public Administration (1-3).
- PUB 599 - Special Topics in Public Administration (3).