Traditional MPA Program Options
The MPA requires a minimum of 42 credits for those with at least 1 year of administrative experience and 45 credits for those required to complete a three credit internship.
The Traditional MPA may be completed full-time (12 credits or more per semester) or part-time (less than 12 credits per semester). Students who work full-time, may not attend full-time. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and online in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students in the traditional program have the opportunity to pursue a 12 credit specialization in one of five areas: Health Care Policy, Nonprofit Administration, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Public Management, and Urban Development and Sustainability.
Non-Traditional MPA Program Delivery Models:
The Executive MPA is designed for mid-career professionals who seek to develop leadership and analytical skills in a cohort model. Students complete the 42 credit program in two years by taking classes from 8:30-3:30pm on Saturdays from September to June. Admission to the Executive MPA requires at least three years of administrative experience.
National Urban Fellows MPA
The National Urban Fellows-MPA is a 14-month program offered in cooperation with National Urban Fellows, Inc. Students complete 12 credits in an introductory summer session, another 9 courses while working full-time, at a paid mentorship in a public or nonprofit organization, and another 12 credits in a concluding summer session. Admission is competitive and is made directly by the National Urban Fellows, Inc.
For more information, contact the Graduate Admissions office.