Master of Public Administration
MPA Program Requirements
Thirty six (36) academic credits are needed (12 courses) to earn an MPA degree. Six of of these courses are required core courses:
- PA301 Foundations of Public Administration (Fall)
- PA302 Organizational Theory and Behavior (Spring)
- PA303 Research and Evaluation Methods (Fall)
- PA305 Public and Non-Profit Financial Resource Management (Fall)
- PA306 Policy Systems (Spring)
- PA380 Internship
- PA395 MPA Capstone
Students, with guidance from their advisor, select additional courses within the MPA program or other academic institutions at the University of Vermont to round out their academic experience. A full-time student will finish the MPA Program course work in 2 years, and for a part-time student, 5 years. All courses are offered as on-campus lectures or seminars. While the MPA Program at UVM does not offer explicit specializations, a student may pursue courses with a common thread or focus and can tailor their course selections to work toward that focus. Check out all the courses that the MPA program offers.
Public Administration Capstone
The Capstone is designed to provide MPA students with a summative experience that ties learning competencies to evidence drawn from their course of study. This course is required for all MPA students as it also incorporates the spirit of the Comprehensive Exam within the curriculum. The Comprehensive Exam is a UVM Graduate College requirement.
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