Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Requirements 2012-2013
Students must meet all university requirements for a master's degree.
Students must meet the collegial degree requirements.
In addition to meeting university criteria, applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.
Students must show proficiency in written communication by either:
- successfully passing a proficiency examination in written communication, or
- completing appropriate course work in written communication.
Information on these alternatives can be obtained from the Academic Advising Office at 708.534.4391.
MPA Degree Requirements (beginning fall 2012)
I. Required Courses (33 Hours)
MGMT 7500 Organizational Behavior in the Global Context (3)
MIS 7650 Public Sector Information Management (3)
PADM 7100 Political and Legal Frameworks for Public Administration (3)
PADM 7200 Economic Analysis in Public Administration (3)
PADM 7300 Seminar in Public Human Resource Administration (3)
PADM 7500 Seminar in Public Budgeting (3)
PADM 7700 Data Analysis for Public and Nonprofit Administration (3)
PADM 8200 Ethics for Public Administrators (3)
PADM 8300 Public Finance (3)
PADM 8400 Seminar in Strategic Public Planning (3)
PADM 8600 Seminar in Research Methods (3)
II. Select three of the following courses (9 Hours)
Note: at least one course must be a PADM course:*
MGMT 8300 Labor Management Relations (3)
PADM 8000 Advanced Topics in Public Administration (3)
PADM 8100 Seminar in Urban Government (3)
PADM 8500 Seminar in Public Policy (3)
PADM 8880 Internship (3)
POLS 8240 Intergovernmental Relations (3)
*Other appropriate graduate classes may be approved by MPA Program Coordinator
III. Master's Final Project (3 Hours)
Select one of the following (grade a "B" or higher required to complete MPA program):
PADM 8900 Problems in Applied Public Management (3)
PADM 8990 Master's Research Paper (3)
Total – 45 Graduate Hours