MPA General Track
Master of Public Administration
The general MPA track allows students to focus on an area of their choice. With the assistance of an advisor, students can select electives that best fit their career goals. Electives can be chosen from a wide range of subject areas, as the student and advisor see fit.
Core Curriculum (General MPA Degree) 21 Hours
Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
Organizational Theory and Behavior
Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration
Human Resource Management
Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
Capstone: Case Studies in Decision Making
A comprehensive oral exam is required of all degree candidates.
All Thesis students must follow the requirements for a thesis as described in the MSU Graduate Catalog and those found in the MPA Graduate Handbook. All non-thesis MPA and GCAJ students must complete a comprehensive paper
The Comprehensive paper is an integrated part of the PUAD 5023 and the PUAD 6063 classes. To successfully pass the PUAD 6063 class, students must write a paper which meets the department standards.
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Any questions regarding the MPA - General track should be directed to the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.