MPA Program Degree Requirements

Degree requirements for the MPA program can be found in the University Bulletin.

The degree requires students to complete 39-42 units (the difference is dependent upon whether or not a student needs to take an internship or already has significant work experience) and can be completed in six to seven semesters; most students in the Program are working professionals who take classes part-time.

Students choose to specialize in one of seven areas of elective emphasis:

  • Public Service Management
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Administration
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Gerontological Administration
  • Environmental Administration
  • Self-designed elective emphasis