Master of Public Administration (MPA)
2015-2016 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2015 through 31 May 2016
Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.
This program offered by Walker School of Business & Technology
The MPA is designed to provide a developmental framework for those interested in leadership and management in the public service. It examines the public and non-profit sectors of society, with an analysis of management techniques and the leadership experience used in applying these techniques to public policy decision-making. The curriculum seeks to examine in depth the nature of public servants, the tools at their disposal, and various roles in public organizations.
This program is offered at a number of campuses in the United States. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.
The Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for BS, BA, MBA, MA, MS, and doctoral programs in the Business and Management departments.
- Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of public administration.
- Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of public administration when analyzing complex factual situations.
- Students will be able to effectively integrate (or synthesize) important facts, concepts, principles, and theories in the field of public administration when developing solutions to multifaceted public administration problems in complex factual situations.
The 37 credit hours required for the master of public administration (MPA) must include the following courses for a major in public administration:
- PADM 5000 Public Administration (required course) (3 hours)
- MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
- PADM 5820 Planning and Evaluation (3 hours)
- PADM 5830 Administrative Law and Processes (3 hours)
- PADM 5840 Budgetary Theory and Analysis (3 hours)
- PADM 5850 Research and Assessment in Public Administration (3 hours)
- PADM 5870 Public Personnel Management (3 hours)
- PADM 5890 Public Policy and Administration (3 hours)
- PADM 6000 Integrated Studies in Public Administration (3 hours)
- WSBT 5000 Career Success for the 21st Century (1 hour)
In addition, the student chooses 9 credit hours of elective courses offered from the program curricula of other George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.
If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology major.
Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.
Send all admission materials to:
Office of Admissions
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119