Public Administration (MPA) - Government Administration Track
Program of Study
|Area 1 Core|
|MPAC 7106||Survey of Public Administration 1||3|
|MPAC 7116||Public Personnel Administration||3|
|MPAC 7126||Public Budgeting and Financial Administration||3|
|MPAC 7136||Research Methods for Administration||3|
|MPAC 7146||Organization Theory and Leadership||3|
|MPAC 7156||Legal and Ethical Environment of Administration||3|
|MPAC 7766||Capstone Course in Public Administration (A grade of "B" or better is required in this course.) 2||3|
|Area 1 Total||21|
|Area 2 Concentration|
|Select 15 hours from the following list:||15|
|Non-Profit Organization and Operations|
|Conflict Resolution for Public Managers|
|State and Local Governmental Relations|
|City and County Management|
|Grant Writing for Public Administration|
|Selected Topics in Administration|
|Independent Study in Public Administration|
|American Political Process and Policy-making|
|National Security Policy|
|State and Local Government and Intergovernmental Relations|
|Area 2 Total||15|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
Fall: June 30
Spring: November 30
Send the materials below to the CSU Admissions Office:
- Application + $50 non-refundable application fee
- Immunization information
- Official transcript from each college and university attended
- Verification and proof of Lawful Presence
All applicants must submit
- A cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.75 in an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree is required.
- One letter of recommendation (PDF) from an employer, past professor, or another person familiar with the applicant's work.
- Statement of purpose which introduces the applicant to the program, outlines their interest in the program, their personal and professional goals, and the relevant work and/or life experiences that they feel qualifies them for the program.
Additional Program Requirements
The MPA degree is subject to the following requirements:
- All students must complete the common core for the degree.
- A minimum B average (3.0) in core courses, with no more than two Cs, and a minimum grade of B in elective courses are required for degree completion.
- A maximum of nine semester hours of credit, taken as a graduate student at an accredited graduate school, may apply toward a master's degree provided the credit was earned not more than seven years prior to the date of completion of the degree. Grades of "C" or below will not be accepted as transfer credit.