All MPA degree students must complete 42 semester hours of course work earning no grade below C (C- is not acceptable) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be awarded the MPA degree. All MPA students must complete the following 30-hour core curriculum. For descriptions of the core courses, go to the FAU Graduate Catalog.
|Curriculum Area and Core Courses|
|Introduction to Public Administration (PAD 6053)*|
|Public Organization Theory
Organizations and Administrative Behavior (PAD 6106)
Organizational Change & Public Management (PAD 6152)
|Public Financial Management
Seminar in Public Budgeting Techniques (PAD 6227)
Seminar in Public Financial Administration (PAD 6207)
Seminar in Public Personnel Administration (PAD 6417)
Labor Relations in Government (PAD 6427)
Public Administration and Public Policy (PAD 6036)
Seminar in Administrative Policy Making (PAD 6035)
Applied Methods I (PAD 6701)
Applied Methods II (PAD 6706)
Program Review and Analysis (PAD 6327)
Law and Procedures
|Ethics and Democratic Values
Administrative Ethics (PAD 6471)
Democratic Values and Public Administration (PAD 6042)
|Capstone Seminar in Public Administration (PAD 6139)|
*This course must be taken within the first 12 semester hours of the student's program.
The remaining 12 hours are electives. As part of the 12 hours, students who don't have any public sector experience must complete a one-semester, 20-hour-per-week internship while registered for the accompanying Government Internship course, PAD 6941. For more information about the Government Internship, click here.
For a complete list of School of Public Administration master’s level courses click here.
In order for students to keep track of their course of study, we have developed a course form. Click here to get your copy.
For course scheduling information click here.
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