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Political Science and Public Administration
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone (PSPA): 910.521.6363
Phone (MPA): 910.521.6637
Fax (PSPA): 910.521.6446
Fax (MPA): 910.775.4423
Email: pspa@uncp.edu
Email: mpa@uncp.edu

Location (PSPA): Oxendine Science Building, Room 1300
Location (MPA): Business Administration Building, Room 215
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MPA degree

MPA Degree Requirements

Core courses

Title

Hours

 

PAD 5000 Leadership and Administration in Public Affairs

3

 

PAD 5010 Organizational Behavior

3

 

PAD 5050 Analytical Methods

3

 

PAD 5060 Human Resource Administration

3

 

PAD 5080 Quantitative Analysis 1

3

 

PAD 5500 Policy Studies

3

 

PAD 5520 Principles of Budgeting and Finance

3

 

Total

21

     

Concentration courses

   
 

Four courses selected from options described under each concentration: Public Management, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, and Health Administration

12

     

Electives

Two courses selected in consultation with advisor and concentration coordinator

6

     

Professional paper

Capstone course with completion of paper

3

 

Total hours required

42

     

Internship

As required; need determined at program entry based upon prior professional experience

3

 

Total hours required for students lacking prior professional experience

45

 

Students may select their concentration at initial program enrollment; otherwise, the designation should be completed during their initial semesters, prior to enrolling in electives.  Each concentration, along with requirements, is described below.  Students should make specific class selection within each concentration’s general requirements, along with general electives, in consultation with their advisor and concentration coordinator.

Concentrations (view more information about Concentrations)

  • Public Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Administration

PRIOR TO FALL 2010

Students who entered the program prior to Fall 2010 (from UNCP Catalog):

Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013

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