Curriculum & Program Outcomes


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MPA Program Total Credits
37 crs.

MPA Core Courses
21 crs.
PAD601 The History & Future of Public Administration
3 crs.
PAD610 Ethics in Public Administration
3 crs.
PAD616 Public Policy
3 crs.
PAD625 Labor Law & Labor Relations
3 crs.
PAD634 Public Finance Policy and Application
3 crs.
PAD645 Risk Management for Public Administrators
3 crs.
PAD656 Research Methods for Public and Nonprofit Administrators
3 crs.

Core Business Courses*
12 crs.
BUS505 Organizational Creativity, Discovery, and Innovation
3 crs.
BUS508  The Future of Management and Leadership   
3 crs.
BUS515 Organizational Dynamics and Effectiveness
3 crs.
BUS530 Project Management
3 crs.

Capstone Courses
4 crs.
PAD698 Graduate Seminar and Capstone Project I
2 crs.
PAD699 Graduate Seminar and Capstone Project II
2 crs.

9 crs.
PAD667 Seminar in Emergency Management Leadership
3 crs.
PAD668 Role of Homeland Security and Intelligence
3 crs.
PAD669 Cyber Security Fundamentals for Emergency Managers
3 crs.

*In lieu of BUS505, BUS508, and BUS515, students may elect to take the Emergency Management & Homeland Security concentration.

The Master of Public Administration program is not a licensure program.  As licensure is a professional process, it is up to each student to fully understand the licensure process, as it varies from state to state and area of specialization.  The faculty and staff in the Master of Public Administration program are here to support and advise students on program requirements, but it is ultimately the responsibility of individual student to be in charge of his/her own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure.  Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will analyze public policy formulation, interactions, implications, and avenues of impact.

  • Students will demonstrate ethical leadership and management skills.

  • Students will apply principles of finance to public and non-profit operations.

  • Students will identify, analyze, evaluate and implement research-based public administration practices.

  • Students will formulate and implement new or expanded government/non-profit services and programs, and/or consolidate/eliminate under-performing or obsolete programs and services.