Major: Public Administration
Concentration: Local Government Policy & Adm
Degree: Master of Public Admin.
Prerequisites (6 credits)
SELECT One American Govenment course
One undergraduate course in American Government, or American Political System, or POS 2041 Intro to American Government.
SELECT One Statistics course
One undergraduate course in Statistics; or POS 3713 Political Inquiry and Analysis.
Core Requirements (24 credits)
NOTE: PAD 5700 is a prerequisite for PAD 6706, PAD 6066, PUP 6006, and PUP 6007. PAD 6060 is a prerequisite for PAD 6066.
In order to graduate from the program: grades of C or above are required in all MPA courses; grades of B or above are required in at least 7 of the 8 required core courses; and MPA students must meet the minimum graduation requirements for master's degree students at the university. The MPA program requires successful completion of 42 credit hours. All students must apply for graduation during registration for the last semester of courses in the program. Deadlines are published online.
Students from the UNF undergraduate MPA fast track program who have successfully met the admission requirements of the MPA program are not required to take PAD 6106 Admin. Behavior in Public Org. (3 credits). They must take the remainder of the MPA core but are further required to take only 4 electives, for a total of 33 hours of graduate course work.
PAD6060 Public Admin in Modern Society (3 Credits)
PAD5700 Public Admin Research Methods (3 Credits)
PAD6417 Human Res in Public/NP Mgmt (3 Credits)
PAD6227 Government Budget and Finance (3 Credits)
PAD6106 Admin Behavior in Public Org (3 Credits)
PUP6006 Prog Eval Pub/NP Mgt (3 Credits)
PAD6436 Ethics in Public Service (3 Credits)
PAD6066 Capstone Seminar (3 Credits)
Prereq: requires permission of MPA director
Major Requirements (12 credits)
PAD6807 Urban Administration (3 Credits)
POS6158 Politics/Policy in Local Govt (3 Credits)
SELECT 2 electives
(from the following, or approved by the MPA Director):
  • URP 6058 Urban & Regional Planning
  • POS 6095 Intergovernmental Relations
  • PAD 6207 Municipal Finance Administration
  • PAD 5384 Civic Groups and Public Policy
Major Electives (6 credits)
PAD6946 Internship in Public Admin (3 Credits)
NOTE: The Requirement to complete PAD 6946 may be waived by the MPA director if the student is currently working in a public or non-profit field or if the student has previously worked in a public or non-profit field for a minimum of one year. This determination will be made by the MPA Director upon admittance to the MPA program. Students may also apply for financial hardship waiver once they are in the program. These waivers will be granted on a very limited basis by the MPA program internship advisor. Students are required to take one or two courses, depending upon whether or not they are required to complete an internship, from among other MPA program courses. Other electives from outside the MPA program may be approved by the MPA director.
SELECT 1-2 additional MPA courses