required and elective courses balance foundations and specializations
our rigorous yet efficient program can be completed in just 12 months
small student cohort and faculty-to-student ratios build strong bonds that last a lifetime
The M.P.A. degree requires 40 credits of graduate coursework, including 25 credits of required coursework and 15 credits of elective courses. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Please see the Course Catalog for complete requirements.
Public Affairs Colloquium
Public Organizations and Management
Compare attributes of the nonprofit sector with public (government) and private (business) sectors, explore public policy relationships that intertwine these sectors, and learn distinctive skills and talents needed for effective leaders in the nonprofit sector.
Introduction to Statistics
Students will learn basic inferential statistics (point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing) and descriptive statistics (measure of central tendency, variation, bivariate and multivariate association).
Public Administration and Democracy
Economics for Public Decisions
Executive Leadership and Policy Politics
I am Maxwell.
In her previous role as policy team lead for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and in prior roles at the CDC and the NIAID, Liz Fomegne says she has drawn on her Maxwell leadership training almost daily—including an exercise from the opening M.P.A. Colloquium. “The point of the exercise was that there has to be delegation. There have to be roles assigned. There has to be clarity about how you manage this process.”
Elizabeth Fomegne ’04 B.F.A./'09 M.P.A.
Director, Office of Policy and Planning, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services