To earn an Evans School Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, students must complete:
- 72 credit hours of coursework, including at least 60 PUBPOL credits
- An approved values elective
- A 400-hour internship
- A capstone project
Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) MPA requirements are available here.
Concurrent degree students should consult the student handbook regarding their requirements.
Thirty-six credits that help students develop fundamental policy and management skills. These courses are taken in sequence, typically during the first year of study.
- Microeconomic Policy Analysis (PUBPOL 516)
- Microeconomic Management Analysis (PUBPOL 517)
- Managing Politics & the Policy Process (PUBPOL 511)
- Managing Organizational Performance (PUBPOL 512)
- Public Budgeting & Financial Management (PUBPOL 522)
- Quantitative Analysis I & II (PUBPOL 527/528)
- Public Policy Analysis (PUBPOL 513)
- Program Evaluation (PUBPOL 526)
Some core courses can be waived.
Please note that any 400-level course needs to be approved in advance of registration by the graduate program coordinator to count toward the MPA. For 400-level course reviews, please send the syllabus to Student Services; staff will consult with the graduate program coordinator and notify a student whether the 400-level course has been approved.
The capstone project integrates knowledge and skills gained in the MPA program. The team-based project serves as an opportunity to further develop a student’s specialization, to expand networks in the community, and to create a significant sample of work.