The Masters of Public Administration Program is a
professional degree program that integrates theory and real world
practice of public administration to prepare you for work in the
public or nonprofit sectors. Students enter the program from
a wide variety of undergraduate majors and backgrounds. we
welcome potential students of all ages and backgrounds to
apply--many of our current students are working professionals
This highly marketable degree produces leaders who have the skills and passion to become effective administrators in the public sector. Despite the economy's ups and downs, demand remains high for skilled and trained public administration professionals. Urban Planning was even names a "Hot Job for the 21st Century" by the US Department of Labor. Let our education strengthen your future.
The Public Administration program at ETSU offers a core of classes and distinct concentration areas:
Full-time students usually complete their 36
semester hours for the MPA program in 18-24 months.
Students applying to the MPA program must meet both the requirements for admission to the university as a graduate student and the admission criteria for the program. Students must submit transcripts of all academic work previously completed, scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and three letters of recommendation.
Core Course Requirements
PMGT 5100 Introduction to Public Administration
PMGT 5120 Public Personnel Management
PMGT 5140 Public Organization Theory
PMGT 5160 Public Budgeting and Finance
PMGT 5180 Public Policy Analysis
URBS 5637 Local and Regional Planning
Capstone Course Requirement
PMGT 5840 Public Management Report and one of the following:
PMGT 5800 Public Management Internship
PMGT 5820 Public Management Consultantship