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