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2021-2022 Catalog
Public Administration: National Security (Master of Public Admin.)

Program Description for Public Administration

Major: Public Administration Concentration: National Security Degree: Master of Public Admin.

Core Requirements (21 credits)

  • Mid-career credit
    As mid-career Navy officers or equivalent, applicants for the UNF-MPA program National Security concentration are eligible to have 6 credits waived from the default 42 credit requirement.
  • 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 6 of the 7 required core courses; and MPA students must meet the minimum graduation requirements for master's degree students at the university. All students must apply for graduation during registration for the last semester of courses in the program. Deadlines are published online.
    NOTE: PAD5700 is a prerequisite for PAD6706, PAD6066, PUP6006, and PUP6007. PAD6060 is a prerequisite for PAD6066.

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)

PAD6066 Capstone Seminar (3 Credits)

Prereq: requires permission of MPA director

Major Requirements (12 credits)

National security concentration students must transfer 12 hours from the Naval War College nonresidential seminar program. This concentration is offered in conjunction with the Naval War College nonresidential seminar program, open only to serving Navy Officers, Officers from other uniformed services, and some senior personnel from federal agencies.

SELECT 12 Naval War College credits

Major Electives (3 credits)


Students are required to take 3 credits to reach the requisite 36 total credits. Students may select courses in graduate programs other than the MPA program with the approval of the MPA director.
SELECT 1 additional MPA course.