Public Administration, M.P.A.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process outlined in the Graduate Catalog or at the Graduate College website at www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission.

In addition, applicants must have:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in the program and goals from program completion.

Program Requirements

The M.P.A. program is composed of the following:

Core Curriculum30
Concentration6
Total Credit Hours36

Plan of Study

The M.P.A. will consist of a core curriculum to include the following:

Core Curriculum
ACE 689Grant Proposal Writing3
LS 625Human Resources Management3
MGT 672Organizational Behavior3
PSC 532Nonprofit Management3
PSC 533Public Adm & Policy Dev3
PSC 553Governmnt Budgetary Admin3
PSC 604Data Analysis3
PSC 616Public Adm Scope and Practice3
PSC 618Sem Public Administration3
PSC 621Urban Administration3
Concentration
Students will then develop a concentration of six credit hours in one of the following:6
Urban Administration:
Principles of GIS
or GEO 529 for students who took GEO 426 as an undergraduate)
Urban Geography
Transportation Geography
Nonprofit Management
Legal Issues NPO & Public
Sem in Policy Analysis
Total Credit Hours36