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Master of Public Administration

College of Arts and Sciences

Total credit requirement

To earn a MPA degree at ETSU, students are required to accomplish a minimum of 36 credit hours. 

All students need to take 18 credit hours in core classes, 12 credit hours in their selected concentration, and 3 credit hours in internship. 

For the remaining credit hours, students can choose to take 3 credit hours in a capstone project, or two extra elective MPA courses as an alternative. 

Core classes (18 credit hours required):

  • PMGT 5100 - Introduction to Public Administration
  • PMGT 5120 - Public Personnel Management
  • PMGT 5140 - Public Organization Theory 
  • PMGT 5160 - Public Budgeting and Finance
  • PMGT 5180 - Quantitative Inquiry & Policy Analysis for Public Managers 
  • PMGT 5200 - Legal and Ethical Considerations in Public Administration  

Courses in concentrations (9 credit hours required):

We offers three distinct concentrations:

  • Local Government Management
  • Nonprofit and Public Financial Management
  • Economic Development and Planning
Required Courses for Local Government Management concentration
  • PMGT 5500 - City Management Profession
  • PMGT 5520 - Urban Government 
  • PMGT 5400 - Legal Considerations in Local Government
  • PMGT 5240 - Seminar in Public Management
Required Courses for Non-Profit and Public Financial Management Concentration
  • PMGT 5280 - Seminar in Public Risk Management
  • PMGT 5750 - Public Sector Financial Management
  • PMGT 5300 - Non-Profit Resource Development
  • 3 Credit Hour Guided Elective
Required Courses for Economic Planning and  Development Concentration
  • PMGT 5340 - Economic Development Planning
  • PMGT 5310 - GIS for Planning and Development
  • PMGT 5320 - Transportation Planning and Development
  • PMGT 5637 - Local and Regional Planning

 Internship (3 credit hours required):

  • PMGT 5800 - Public Management Internship OR 
  • PMGT 5820 - Public Administration Consultantship

Capstone project (3 credit hours required): 

  • PMGT 5840 - Public Management Report OR 
  • Two additional MPA courses 

 

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