Coursework in the MPA Program consists of 42 graduate hours and successful completion of the MPA ePortfolio in a non-thesis degree program:
Internships are taken by students without direct public sector experience; students with direct public sector experience normally complete an approved research project although they may choose an internship with the approval of the MPA Director. It is expected that students complete the internship requirement prior to the research project. Artifacts of student work in the ePortfolio must include and substantially consider work in and reflections from both of these courses. See Internships and Research Project for more details.
18 credit hours supporting the generalist curriculum as approved by the MPA Director.
Options include 18 credit hours in a formal specialization:
The MPA ePortfolio is a comprehensive demonstration of knowledge and skills reflected in the MPA Core Competencies. See MPA ePortfolio for more details.
Under normal circumstances the core courses are offered on a fixed schedule (shown below) each year in order to facilitate student planning. The courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening one day per week in a two-and-a-half hour seminar. While the faculty try to maintain this schedule, modifications are sometimes necessary. The MPA Director will publicize any changes as far in advance as possible.
|POLI 7140||POLI 7000||POLI 7920|
|POLI 7150||POLI 7330|
|POLI 7350**||POLI 7360**|
|POLI 7920||POLI 7920|
|POLI 7930*||POLI 7930*|
* POLI 7930 must be completed after POLI 7920 and during the semester of program completion.
** POLI 7350 & POLI 7360 are required to be completed during the first year of the MPA program.
Visit the Auburn University Graduate School website for more information on curriculum guidelines.
Last Updated: October 27, 2020