Major: Public Administration
Concentration: National Security
Degree: Master of Public Admin.
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
National security policy & administration track students must transfer 9-15 hours from the Naval War College nonresidential seminar program in order to meet the 42 hour MPA graduation requirement. Select one to three (3-9 credits, depending on the number of credits tranferred in) of the following courses to meet the 42 credit MPA program requirement. Students may select courses in graduate programs other than the MPA program with the approval of the MPA director.
  • PAD 5605 Administrative Law
  • PAD 6021 Case Studies in Public Administration
  • PAD 6053 Issues in Public Management
  • PAD 6207 Municipal Finance Administration
  • PAD 6447 Managing Diversity in Public & Nonprofit Organizations
  • PAD 6612 Regulatory Administration
  • PAD 6807 Urban Administration
  • PAD 6900 Directed Independent Study
  • PAD 6934 ST: Public Administration
  • PAD 6946 Internship in Public Administration
  • POS 6095 Intergovernmental Relations
  • POS 6158 Politics & Policy in Local Government
  • URP 6058 Urban & Regional Planning