General MPA

Public Administration (Master of Public Administration)

The MPA program consists of 36-37 credit hours.  In addition to the general MPA, students may specialize in one of four concentrations:

MPA General Program

Requirements. Thirty-six credits, as follows:

  1. Core courses (12 credits).
    PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration. 
    PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior.  
    PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations.  
    PUB 504 - Ethical Issues in Public Administration. 
     
  2. Administrative functions and processes (12 credits)
    1.  PUB 519 /POL 520 - Law and Administrative Processes.      
         PUB 596 - Intergovernmental Relations.  
    2. Two from:
          PUB 503 - Personnel Issues in Public Service.  
          PUB 518 /HCR 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations.  
          PUB 520 - Resource Development and Administration.  
          PUB 524 /HCR 524 - Employment, Law and Public Policy. 
          PUB 540 - Volunteerism and the Independent Sector.  
          PUB 547 - Grants Administration and Implementation.  
          PUB 549 - Green Community Development.  
          PUB 594 - Grantwriting and Administration in Public and Nonprofit Agency Settings.  
     
  3. Analytical methods (9 credits).
    1. PUB 571 /ECN 571 - Public Economics. 
        PUB 585 / EDL 670 - Applied Research Methods for Administrators.  
    2. One from:  
        PUB 508 /HCR 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs.  
        PUB 523 - Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations.     
        PUB 580 /ECN 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration.  
            
  4. Applied research or applied experience (3 credits).
    PUB 590 - Internship.  
    PUB 599 - Special Topics in Public Administration.  

Note: 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.  
PUB 599 - Special Topics in Public Administration.  

Transfer of Credit

Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer. Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director. Transfers are made in accordance with the policies of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

 

 

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