University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Public Administration (Accelerated Masters Program)


The Accelerated Masters Program in Public Administration (AMP-PA) offers University of Vermont students the opportunity to secure a sound undergraduate and graduate program of study in five rather than a minimum of six years, integrates more closely both programs of study, and enhances competitiveness in a marketplace stressing broad undergraduate and focused professional graduate education. The AMP-PA welcomes students majoring in the administrative, behavioral, health, environmental, organizational, social sciences and related disciplines requiring graduate work in administration, or planning and policy capacities in the public service. Application to the program is typically made during a student's junior year. More information on the AMP-PA program can be found online at AMP Link out of catalogue site.. Inquiries can be made through email or by phone (802-656-0009).

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Public Administration

Successful completion of 36 credits, including core courses PA 301, PA 302, PA 303, PA 305 and PA 306, and an approved sequence of elective courses which may include up to nine credits of coursework from approved disciplines related to public administration. Pre-service students (those without substantial public administration experience) are required to complete an approved three-credit internship as part of their sequence of courses beyond the core courses.

Satisfactory completion of the written Comprehensive Examination, an evaluative device and capstone experience, offered two times per year (January and March) for students in their final semester of study in the AMP-PA program.


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