2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, M.P.A., Nonprofit Organizational Management Concentration

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Coordinator: Cynthia Conrad, Ph. D.

The Master of Public Administration is the most widely accepted and valued professional degree in the field of Public Service. Our MPA program provides students with the core skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful professional in Public Service, as well as offering students an opportunity to complete a concentration in one of four timely areas: 1) Municipal Management, 2) Public Finance and Fiscal Analytics, 3) Public Safety, and 4) Nonprofit Management. Our MPA accommodates the needs of students new to the field as well as those already working in public service. In both cases, we seek students who are motivated to increase their knowledge and gain the skills necessary to take on challenging assignments in public service, particularly at the state and local level.

Required Courses

The degree is comprised of 36 credits. Many students are eligible for 3 credits of waivers toward completion as a result of work in public administration settings, but those who are not will complete a 3-credit focused practicum, PADM 6600  . All students complete a basic core of courses including:

Concentration in Nonprofit Organizational Management

The Nonprofit Organizational Management concentration provides students with vital knowledge and skills in Nonprofit Management, from traditional aspects such as fund raising and community service, to the latest trends such as social entrepreneurship. Students in this concentration must choose three courses from the following:

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