Major: Public Administration
Concentration: Local Government Policy & Adm
Degree: Master of Public Admin.
Prerequisites (6 credits)
SELECT One American Government 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 the UNF POS 3733 POS 3734 sequence.
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.
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)
Students may also select as electives any course in an area of concentration other than their own with the approval of the MPA director and MPA steering committee.
MPA students must meet the minimum graduation requirements for masters 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.
PAD6807 Urban Administration (3 Credits)
POS6158 Politics/Policy in Local Govt (3 Credits)
PAD6207 Municipal Finance Admin (3 Credits)
SELECT one elective
(3 Credits) From those approved by the MPA Director)
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 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