PUB 511W Graduate Writing & Research (non-credit) (offered online only)
PUB 501 Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits) (offered online only)
Who Takes PUB 511W?
- Applicants who have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average below a 3.5 GPA will be required to take PUB 511W in the first term of enrollment.
- Applicants who have a 3.50 cumulative GPA or better, who have been out of school for more than 4 years, will also be required to take PUB 511W in the first term of enrollment.
Anyone can take this class, but those who wish to take it should do so in their first term of enrollment. This is a non-credit, no cost workshop.
Who takes PUB 501? (Admissions Criteria)
All students in the M.P.A. Program regardless of Program Track will complete the same M.P.A. core courses and pre-requisites (if required) as demonstrated below (36-39 credits). Students pursuing the Nonprofit Administration Specialization Track will complete 42-45 credits. Up to 6 credits are transferable from other accredited programs. Please refer to transfer credit section.
Minimum 36 Credits to Complete Degree
|PUB 503||Theories, Principles and Practice of Public Administration|
|PUB 535||Research Methodologies|
|PUB 545||Values and Ethics in Public Administration|
|PUB 605||Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation|
|PUB 609||Seminar in Public Financial Administration|
|PUB 611||Seminar in Public Human Resources Administration|
|PUB 635||Leadership in Public Purpose Organizations|
|PUB 647||Public Law and Administration|
|PUB 670||Public Planning and Growth Management|
|PUB 699||Capstone: Applied Project|
Courses should be taken in sequence to the extent the schedule permits. Those required to take PUB 511W and/or PUB 501 must take these courses in their first term of enrollment followed by PUB 503 and PUB 535. Students should then complete the PUB 545 class followed by 600 level coursework. The Capstone Applied Project, PUB 699, should be completed in the student’s last term prior to graduation.
MPA Generalist Track Elective Courses (6 Credits/Select Any 2)
|PUB 622||Non-Profit Administration|
|PUB 623||Productivity Improvement in the Public Sector|
|PUB 650||Public/Private Enterprise|
|PUB 660||Public Policy and Administrative Process|
MPA Nonprofit Administration Specialization Track (12 credits)
|PUB 622||Nonprofit Administration||3|
|Choose 3 Courses From:|
|PUB 613||Philanthropy and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|PUB 616||Human Resources for Nonprofit Organizations: Board Governance and Volunteer Management||3|
|PUB 641||Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|PUB 645||Nonprofit Program Evaluation||3|
Students who elect to complete the Nonprofit Administration Specialization Track must inform their advisor of their intention to do so and complete the appropriate paperwork to add the specialization to their degree program. Every effort should be made, to the extent the schedule permits, to complete PUB 622 prior to taking any of the remaining Nonprofit courses.
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all NPO courses to earn the specialization. Upon successful completion the Nonprofit Administration Specialization will be noted on official transcripts: Master in Public Administration with a Specialization in Nonprofit Administration.
The specialization courses are offered fully online and at selected sites across the state of Florida. Melbourne and Palm Beach Gardens with the intent of offering this specialization fully online in the near future.