Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Program Information

  • Graduate students must complete their program within six (6) years of matriculation.
  • All courses must be passed with a “B-” (2.7) or better to be counted in the program.
  • Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate. Students who do not meet the 3.0 requirement will be subject to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) Probation Policy.
  • Students may substitute up to 12 credit hours completed in other SUU graduate programs or as transfer credits from graduate programs at other accredited institutions, with prior permission of the MPA Director.

Public Administration Curriculum (36 Credits)

Experiential Learning Courses (6 Credits)

All MPA students must complete six (6) credit hours of experiential learning courses. Pre-service MPA students must complete an MPA internship (internship may be substituted for an in-field project with prior permission of the MPA Director). Pre-service students are defined as those having less than one (1) year of full-time equivalent work experience in the public sector. Non-resident students must be in-service professionals and exempt from the MPA Internship.

Total Credits, M.P.A. Degree: 36


Please note that some students may ultimately earn more credits than listed above for the master’s degree. If the capstone cannot be completed within one (1) semester, students must be enrolled continuously in PADM 6999 - Capstone Continuance  until completion.