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Master of Public Administration

Chairperson:  Steven Wagner
Address: 
328 - 51 Building
Phone: 
320.308.2462
Email:
publicadministration@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/mpa

MPA in City and County Leadership and Management (37-39 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Pre-service and in-service students must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Pre-service and in-service students must submit an essay. See Department website for details.
  • The GRE is required for pre-service students. In-service students are not required to submit GRE scores. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • In-service students: Resume outlining professional experiences.
  • Pre-service students: Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources. In-service students: Three letters of recommendation from professional sources that describe probabilities of graduate education success and sincerity of commitment to an interest in a career or career advancement in public administration. See departmental website for details.

Notes

  • Internship is required for pre-service students.
  • See department website for required capstone project details.

PLAN B


Option(s): Capstone
Credits: 37-39
Core: Required courses (31 credits): MPA 600, MPA 601, MPA 602, MPA 603, MPA 604, MPA 605, MPA 606, MPA 607, MPA 620, MPA 621, MPA 690.
Electives: Electives (6-8 credits): Students select two courses from MPA 623; MPA 624; MPA 625; MPA 626; ACCT 584; CMTY 564; ECON 560; ECON 561; GEOG 557; GEOG 654. ECON and ACCT courses have pre-requsites that do not count toward the MPA. Pre-service students must also take MPA 644.
Research: MPA 690 (1 credit).



MPA in Health Care Leadership and Management (37-39 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Pre-service and in-service students must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Pre-service and in-service students must submit an essay. See Department website for details.
  • The GRE is required for pre-service students. In-service students are not required to submit GRE scores. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • In-service students: Resume outlining professional experiences.
  • Pre-service students: Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources. In-service students: Three letters of recommendation from professional sources that describe probabilities of graduate education success and sincerity of commitment to an interest in a career or career advancement in public administration. See departmental website for details.

Notes

  • Internship is a prerequisite required by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing Home Administrators (BEHNA) for students to take the State and National Licensure Examinations and serve as an administrator of a licensed nursing home in Minnesota.
  • See department website for required capstone project details.

PLAN B


Option(s): Capstone
Credits: 37-39
Core: Required courses (37 credits): MPA 600, MPA 601, MPA 602, MPA 603, MPA 604, MPA 605, MPA 606, MPA 607, MPA 660, MPA 661, MPA 634, GERO 630; MPA 690.
Electives: Electives (2 credits): Students may take MPA 644 as an elective. See Department website for details regarding MPA 644 and Minnesota requirements to serve as an administrator of a Minnesota Licensed administrator.
Research: MPA 690 (1 credit).



MPA in International Development Leadership and Management (37-40 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Pre-service and in-service students must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Pre-service and in-service students must submit an essay. See Department website for details.
  • The GRE is required for pre-service students. In-service students are not required to submit GRE scores. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • In-service students: Resume outlining professional experiences.
  • Pre-service students: Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources. In-service students: Three letters of recommendation from professional sources that describe probabilities of graduate education success and sincerity of commitment to an interest in a career or career advancement in public administration. See departmental website for details.

Notes

  • Internship is required for pre-service students.
  • See department website for required capstone project details.

PLAN B


Option(s): Capstone
Credits: 37-40
Core: Required courses (31 credits): MPA 600, MPA 601, MPA 602, MPA 603, MPA 604, MPA 605, MPA 606, MPA 607, MPA 650, MPA 651, MPA 690.
Electives: Electives (6-9 credits): Students select two courses from MPA 654; MPA 655; MPA 656; MPA 657; MPA 658; ECON 574*; ECON 645; MPA 624; POL 554*; PSEL 640*. ECON 574, POL 554, PSEL 640 have pre-requsites that do not count toward the MPA. Pre-service students may take MPA 644 as an elective.
Research: MPA 690 (1 credit).



MPA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management (37-39 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Pre-service and in-service students must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Pre-service and in-service students must submit an essay. See Department website for details.
  • The GRE is required for pre-service students. In-service students are not required to submit GRE scores. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • In-service students: Resume outlining professional experiences.
  • Pre-service students: Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources. In-service students: Three letters of recommendation from professional sources that describe probabilities of graduate education success and sincerity of commitment to an interest in a career or career advancement in public administration. See departmental website for details.

Notes

  • Internship is required for pre-service students.
  • See department website for required capstone project details.

PLAN B


Option(s): Capstone
Credits: 37-39
Core: Required courses (31 credits): MPA 600, MPA 601, MPA 602, MPA 603, MPA 604, MPA 605, MPA 606, MPA 607, MPA 630, MPA 631, MPA 690.
Electives: Electives (6-8 credits): Students select two courses from MPA 632; MPA 633; MPA 634; ACCT 584; CMTY 555; ECON 520; ECON 603. ECON and ACCT courses have pre-requsites that do not count toward the MPA. Pre-service students must also take MPA 644.
Research: MPA 690 (1 credit).







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