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2017-2018 Catalog

Master of Public Administration, M.P.A.


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Major Code: 8401 Degree Awarded: Master of Public Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Lakehurst, Melbourne, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Spaceport - COB, Virtual Site
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The goal of the Master of Public Administration is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in public administration.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the Master of Public Administration program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. The bachelor’s degree need not be in public or business administration; however, applicants may be assigned academic prerequisites to complete based on deficiencies in their undergraduate studies preparation.

The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview  section. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The MPA is conferred on students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate work plus other course requirements as listed on the student’s approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students who do not select an area of concentration may choose elective courses with the approval of both the faculty advisor and the academic unit head.

Program Prerequisite


Prerequisite is noncredit for this program.

  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
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  • Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant’s undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.

Total Credits Required: 33


Students who do not select an area of concentration may choose electives from other graduate-level offerings in business, or other related disciplines, with the approval from both the faculty advisor and the cognizant academic unit head.

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