M.P.A. Public Administration Concentration

College of Business and Public Management

This concentration focuses on public-sector management at the local and regional levels. It is appropriate for managers and officials from local, county, and regional government bodies who desire to enhance their general management skills as well as gain insight into public policy issues of particular concern to these officials. See “Political Science” for further information and course descriptions.

Public Administration Core
PPA 500Foundations of Public Service3
PPA 501Research Methods in Public Administration3
PPA 502Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation3
PPA 503Public Budgeting & Finance3
PPA 504Public Human Resource Management3
PPA 505Public Sector Organization Theory3
Concentration Requirements
Suggested (not required) electives, selected under advisement from M.P.A. director or faculty adviser:
PPA 510Topics in Public Administration3
PPA 511Technologies for Public Administrators3
PPA 512Communications for Public Administrators3
PPA 513Law for Public Administrators3
PPA 514American Public Policy3
Note: Students may transfer these electives in from other departments within the University or from any approved graduate certificate program.
Capstone Seminar
PPA 600Capstone Seminar in Public Administration3
Internship or Professional Seminar
Required for students without sufficient, professional public sector work experience
PPA 601Public Policy and Administration Internship3-6
or PPA 602 Professional Seminar in Public Administration
Total Credits Required39

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.