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Master’s in Public Administration

Overview: 

Masters in Public Administration

The mission of the Masters of Public Administration Program is to prepare students to effectively manage, govern and lead in a dynamic, increasingly interconnected world. The School of Government and Public Policy strives to achieve this mission by promoting a commitment to public service values; developing students’ professional competencies through excellent instruction and exposure to rigorous faculty scholarship; and by providing opportunities for practice through practicums and internships.

The Program emphasizes a commitment to public service by integrating the following values into the curriculum and the overall student experience:

  • Civility and respect in all public discourse
  • Fair, transparent and inclusive service to an increasingly diverse public
  • Constant adherence to professional ethics and public accountability
Expected Learning Outcomes: 
Upon graduation, MPA majors are expected to have the ability to:
 
1: Lead and manage in public governance;
2: Participate in and contribute to the policy process;
3: Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions;
4: Articulate and apply a public service perspective;
5: Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
 
 
 
Assessment Activities: 

 

Map of MPA Degree Courses to Student Learning Outcomes

Courses in the Major

Assessment Activities

Student Learning Outcomes

LO 1

LO 2

LO 3

LO 4

LO 5

PA 500

Chapter Assignments, News Assignment, Essay Exam, and Experiments

 

X

X

X

X

PA 501

Case Studies, Midterm, Final, and Research Paper

X

X

X

X

 

PA 503

Exam I, Exam II and Policy Field Research Paper

X

X

 

 

X

PA 505

Online Survey Development ,Measuring Public Service Values Assignment, Reflections Essay, Human Subjects Training, Quizzes and Final Paper

X

X

X

X

 

PA 508

Exam I, Exam II, Financial Report, Budget Simulation Game

 

X

X

X

 

PA 527

Strategic Planning Team Presentation, Pre and Post Assessment Test on Ethics, Team Presentations, Final Exam, and Final Overview

X

X

X

 

 

PA 552

Exam I, Exam II, Lab I, Lab II, Regression Project, Quizzes, Pre-test and Post-test

 

X

X

 

 

PA 597H

Presentation, Consulting Assignment 1, Consulting Assignment II,  Midterm, and Final Exam

X

 

 

X

X

PA 593

Reflective Paper, Evaluation by Supervisor

X

X

X

 

X

PA 594

Midterm Survey, Final Survey, Final Paper, Final Presentation

 

 

X

X

X

 

Updated date: Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:41