211 Thompson Hall
University of New Hampshire
Public Administration - Master of Public Administration
The M.P.A. curriculum is built around a solid core of skills and knowledge for all public service or non-profit professionals. A range of electives and specializations are offered to enhance your capacity to achieve your full potential in your current position and to prepare you for the next step in your professional career.
With courses offered at our two campuses in Durham and Manchester, the M.P.A. curriculum gives you the flexibility of going to school full-time or fitting classes into your work schedule. Classes are offered in the early evenings, one evening per week, for 8 week or 16 week sessions.
Students in the M.P.A. program must complete a minimum of 36 credits (for in-service students) or 39 credits (for pre-service students).
Core Courses (12 or 15 credits)
|POLT||905||Introduction to Statistical Analysis||3|
|POLT||906||Foundations & Theories of Public Administration||3|
|POLT||909||Organization & Management in Public and Non-Profit Sectors||3|
|Capstone: In-Service OR|
Advanced Core Courses (9 credits)
Choose three from the following courses.
|POLT||804||Policy & Program Evaluation||3|
|POLT||907||Legal & Policy-making Environment in Public & Non-Profit Sectors||3|
|Public Management Techniques OR|
Leadership Theory & Practice
|Human Resource Management in Public & Non-Profit Sectors OR|
|POLT||914||Financial Management & Budgeting in Public & Non-Profit Sectors||3|
Electives Courses (15 credits)
|POLT||Five (5) courses. Combination of 800/900 level Public Administration or related discipline curriculum |
(Approval of MPA advisor required for coursework outside of Political Science Department)
- 12 courses
- 36 three-credit Capstone
- 39 six-credit Capstone
211 Thompson Hall
UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus
88 Commercial Street