MPA Timelines

Suggested curriculum plans, courses, and schedules are designed to meet the needs of students through consultation with faculty advisors. All plans are pending approval and resources.


18-Month Plan (Accelerated)

This option is available to strong students who wish to graduate in 18 months. If a student is interested in this option, they should talk with their faculty advisor.

Semester Coursework
Fall PUBA 602: Introduction to Public Administration
Fall PUBA 603: Organizations: Theory and Change
Fall PUBA 604: Leadership and Ethics
Spring PUBA 605: Effective Communication in Public Administration
Spring PUBA 606: Public Administration Personnel Management
Spring PUBA 607: Public Administration Research Methods
Spring PUBA 608: Public Budgeting
Summer PUBA 690: MPA Practicum
Summer Elective
Summer Elective
Fall PUBA 609: Policy Analysis and Implementation
Fall PUBA 696: Capstone Seminar
Fall Elective

2-Year Plan (Full-time)

Semester Coursework
Fall PUBA 602: Introduction to Public Administration
Fall PUBA 603: Organizations: Theory and Change
Fall PUBA 604: Leadership and Ethics
Spring PUBA 605: Effective Communication in Public Administration
Spring PUBA 606: Public Administration Personnel Management
Spring PUBA 607: Public Administration Research Methods
Summer PUBA 690: MPA Practicum
Fall PUBA 609: Policy Analysis and Implementation
Fall Elective
Fall Elective
Spring PUBA 608: Public Budgeting
Spring PUBA 696: Capstone Seminar
Spring Elective

3-Year Plan (Part-time)

Semester Coursework
Fall PUBA 602: Introduction to Public Administration
Fall PUBA 603: Organizations: Theory and Change
Spring PUBA 605: Effective Communication in Public Administration
Spring PUBA 607: Public Administration Research Methods
Fall PUBA 604: Leadership and Ethics
Fall PUBA 609: Policy Analysis and Implementation
Spring PUBA 606: Public Administration Personnel Management
Spring PUBA 608: Public Budgeting
Summer PUBA 690: MPA Practicum
Fall Elective
Fall Elective
Spring PUBA 696: Capstone Seminar
Spring Elective