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Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Courses / Curriculum

 

Our program offers two tracks:

  1. Public Administration Track
  2. The University and College Student Affairs Administrative Track

View MPA Course Catalog

 


Public Administration Track (36 credits)

  • MPA 510 - Introduction to Public Administration 3 cr
  • MPA 520 - Communication for Administrators 3 cr
  • MPA 560 - Conflict Management in the Organization 3 cr
  • LS 565 - Organizational Finance 3 cr
  • LS 570 - Intercultural Communication 3 cr
  • LS 580 - Human Resources Development 3 cr
  • LS 615 - Ethics in the Professions 3 cr
  • LS 625 - Legislatures: Politics and Policy 3 cr
  • LS 655 - Program Evaluation 3 cr
  • LS 660 - Organizational Leadership 3 cr
  • MPA 670 - Experiential Learning in Public Admin 3 cr
  • MPA 680 - Research Trends in Public Admin 3 cr

University and College Student Affairs Administrative Track (36 credits)

This track provides graduates of MPA students both academic and applied experiences in the administration of university and college student affairs. The track provides students with knowledge of the history, theories, administrative practices and contemporary research in post-secondary student affairs administration with a special emphasis on leadership and management skills.

Core Courses (21 cr)

  • LS 570 - Intercultural Communication 3 cr
  • LS 580 - Human Resources Development 3 cr
  • LS 615 - Ethics in the Professions 3 cr
  • MPA 510 - Introduction to Public Administration 3 cr
  • MPA 520 - Communication for Administrators 3 cr
  • MPA 560 - Conflict Management in the Organization 3 cr
  • MPA 680 - Research Trends in Public Admin 3 cr

Student Affairs Administrative Specialization (9 cr)

  • MPA 585 - Found Amer Univ/College Stud Affairs Adm 3 cr
  • MPA 590 - Enrollment Management & Student Services 3 cr
  • MPA 600 - Contemporary Univ/College Student Dev 3 cr

Advanced Administration (6 cr)

Choose two of the following three courses:

  • LS 565 - Organizational Finance 3 cr
  • LS 625 - Legislatures: Politics and Policy 3 cr
  • LS 660 - Organizational Leadership 3 cr

Sample Two-Year Advising Schedules

Public Administration Track

Fall Semester – Year One

  • MPA 510 – Intro to Public Admin
  • LS 570 – Intercultural Communication
  • LS 615 – Ethics in the Professions

Winter Semester – Year One

  • MPA 520 – Communication for Administrators
  • LS 565 – Organizational Finance
  • LS 625 – Legislatures: Politics and Policy

Spring Semester – Year One

  • MPA 560 – Conflict Management
  • LS 580 – Human Resources Development

Fall Semester – Year Two

  • LS 655 – Program Development
  • MPA 670 – Experiential Learning in Pub Admin

Winter Semester – Year Two

  • LS 660 – Organizational Leadership
  • MPA 680 – Research Trends in Pub Admin

University and College Student Affairs Administrative Track

Fall Semester – Year One

  • MPA 510  –  Intro to Public Administration                  
  • MPA 585 – Found Amer Univer/College Stud Affairs Admin 
  • LS 570 – Intercultural Communication

Winter Semester – Year One

  • MPA 520 – Communication for Administrators
  • MPA 600 – Contemporary Univ/College Student Dev 

One of the following three classes 

  • LS 565 – Organizational Finance
  • LS 625 – Legislatures: Politics and Policy 
  • LS 660 – Organizational Leadership

Spring Semester – Year One

  • MPA 560 – Conflict Management in the Organization
  • LS 580 – Human Resources Development

Fall Semester – Year Two

  • MPA 590 – Enrollment Management & Student Services
  • LS 615 – Ethics in the Professions

Winter Semester – Year Two

  • MPA 680 – Research Trends in Public Administration

One of the following three classes 

  • LS 565 – Organizational Finance
  • LS 625 – Legislatures: Politics and Policy
  • LS 660 – Organizational Leadership

 

 

CONTACT US.


Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230
gradadm@svsu.edu
(989) 964-6096

Joseph Jaksa, Ph.D., CPP
MPA Program Coordinator
jjjaksa@svsu.edu
(989) 964-2178

Tanika Williams
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
gradadm@svsu.edu
(989) 461-2050