The Master of Public Administration is designed to prepare both public and non-public employees for a career and/or promotion in administration with the choice of alternative dispute resolution, general, government administration, homeland security and emergency management, and justice administration specializations. Any student who wants to take up to nine hours of MGMT courses as part of the specialization area must meet the required leveling course of MGMT 3304 or its substantial equivalent. BUAD 5300 meets this leveling requirement and also counts as a specialization course for this degree. MGMT 5320 (research methods) does not have this leveling requirement. With proper documentation, up to twelve (12) hours of graduate business course credit may be awarded toward the M.P.A. degree requirements from successful completion and official documentation of Intermediate and/or Senior Education Levels of the Military Services of the United States of America.
36 hours are required including 18 core hours and 18 hours of specialization courses in alternative dispute resolution, general, governmental administration, homeland security/emergency management, or justice administration.