MPA Program Summer or Fall Start Completion Formats 2020-2021

In light on COVID-19, SU has made the decision that all summer courses will be taught remotely.  Incoming MPA and MPA joint students can opt to get a "head start" and take two summer courses remotely in July/August 2020.  For those preferring in-person formats, we are offering a Fall in-person start. Both the summer "head start" and fall in-person options have a 12 month completion program or a longer time frame incorporating an optional summer internship. Please see the 2020-2021 MPA Completion Formats below.  

All students will need to select a Summer or Fall Start prior to joining us, but will have until early Spring 2021 to decide upon the 12 month or extended w/internship options available.

CHART NOTES: 
^Depending on the Core Management Course selected, this will be completed in the Fall or Spring term and students can substitute an Elective/POS course instead. 
*Since PAI 734 Public Budgeting is a pre-requisite for several Public Finance  / Finance Management Electives, it is recommended to be completed in the fall term in the Fall Start Options, but can be taken in the Summer II 2021 term or Fall 2021 term. 

 

MPA Program Formats
Term

Summer online head start

12 month MPA

Summer online head start

18 month MPA w/internship

Fall start – in person

12 month MPA

Fall Start – in person

16 month MPA w/internship

Summer II 2020

July / August
July 6 – Aug 14

(6 credits)

PAI 734 Public Budgeting online
PAI 755 PA & Democracy online

(6 credits)

PAI 734 Public Budgeting online
PAI 755 PA & Democracy online

August 24-26

(1 credit)

PAI 600:  Colloquium – in person

(1 credit)

PAI 600:  Colloquium – in person

(1 credit)

PAI 600:  Colloquium – in person

(1 credit)

PAI 600:  Colloquium – in person

Fall 2020

(12 credits)

PAI 721 Statistics Core
PAI 723 Econ Core Course
PAI Management Core Course^
PAI Elective/POS Course #1

(12 credits)

PAI 721 Statistics
PAI 723 Econ Core Course
PAI Management Core Course^
PAI Elective/POS Course #1

(12 - 15 credits)

PAI 721 Statistics
PAI 723 Econ Core Course
PAI Management Core Course^
PAI 734 Public Budgeting*
PAI Elective/POS Course #1

(12 credits)

PAI 721 Statistics
PAI 723 Econ Core Course
PAI Management Core Course^
PAI 734 Public Budgeting*

Winter Intercession

(0 – 3 credits)

PAI Elective/POS #2 (optional)

(0 – 3 credits)

PAI Elective/POS #2 (optional)

(0-3 credits)

PAI Elective/POS #2 (optional)

(0 – 3 credits)

 PAI Elective/POS #1 (optional)  

Spring 2021

(12 – 15 credits)

PAI 722 Quant Analysis
PAI Elective/POS # 2 (if needed)
PAI Elective/POS Course #3
PAI Elective/POS Course #4
PAI Elective/POS Course #5

(9-12 credits)

PAI 722 Quant Analysis
PAI Elective/POS # 2 (if needed)
PAI Elective/POS Course #3
PAI Elective/POS Course #4

 

(12-15 credits)

PAI 722 Quant Analysis
PAI Elective/POS Course #2 (if needed)
PAI Elective/POS Course #3
PAI Elective/POS Course #4
PAI Elective/POS Course #5

(12-15 credits)

 PAI 722 Quant Analysis
PAI 755 PA & Democracy
PAI Elective/POS # 1 (if needed)
PAI Elective/POS Course #2
PAI Elective/POS Course #3

 

Summer I 2021

May/June

(6 credits)

PAI 752/753 Workshop & Executive Leadership Capstone

0 credit Internship
May – August

Can be completed anywhere, in Syracuse,
OR at Maxwell in DC or any of our international programs

(6 credits – summer I)  

PAI 752/753 Workshop & Executive Leadership Capstone

 

0 credit Internship
May – August

Can be completed anywhere, in Syracuse,
OR at Maxwell in DC or any of our international programs

Summer II 2021

July/August

(Continue w/Summer I session) 

(6 credits – summer II)

PAI 755 PA & Democracy
PAI 734 Public Budgeting (f not taken earlier in program)

(Continue w/Summer I session)  
Fall 2021

(9 credits)

PAI 752/753 Workshop &
Executive Leadership Capstone (6 cr) 
PAI Elective/POS Course #5

(12 credits)

PAI 752/753 Workshop &
Executive Leadership Capstone (6 cr) 
PAI Elective/POS Course #4
PAI Elective/POS Course #5