concentrations in Planning and Regional Development, Human Services
Administration, Human Resources Management, Local Government Management,
International Development Administration, and Criminal Justice Administration,
the MAPA program requires 36 or 39 graduate credits, including a thesis or an internship.
Students develop a core competence in methodology and in public administration, and also select one of six interdisciplinary field specializations.
The MAPA Program consists of the following courses:
Students must complete both of the following two courses:
Plus one additional course from the following:
*A student whose undergraduate transcript shows “B" or better performance
in a Research Methods in Political Science course may petition the MAPA
program for exemption from PLSC 500.
Students must complete the following four courses:
Students must select one of the following field specializations:
Students must complete one of the following:
Please refer to the MA in Public Affairs Program Handbook for more information on requirements and other facets of the program.