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Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Courses / Curriculum

 

Our program offers two tracks:

  1. Public Administration Track (36 credits)
  2. The University and College Student Affairs Administrative Track (36 credits)

 


Public Administration Required Courses (36 cr)

University and College Student Affairs Administrative Track

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.

Required Courses (36 cr)

Core (21 cr)

Student Affairs Administrative Specialization (9 cr)

Advanced Administration (6 cr)

Choose two of the following three courses:

 Sample Two-Year Advising Schedule

MPA Program

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

MPA Program - Student Affairs Track

Fall Semester – Year One

  • MPA 510 – Intro to Public Admin
  • MPA 590 – Enrollment Management
  • LS 570 – Intercultural Communication
  • MPA 585 - Student Affairs Admin

Winter Semester – Year One

  • MPA 520 – Communication for Administrators
  • MPA 600 - Student Development

(One of the three following classes):

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

Spring Semester – Year One

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

Fall Semester – Year Two

  • MPA 590 - Enrollment Management
  • MPA 600 – Student Development
  • LS 615 – Ethics in the Professions

Winter Semester – Year Two

  • MPA 680 – Research Trends in Pub Admin

(One of the three following 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
Brown Hall 317
jjjaksa@svsu.edu
(989) 964-2178

Tanika Williams, Graduate Recruiter

gradadm@svsu.edu
(989) 461-2050