• MPA Curriculum

    Courses and Degree Requirements

    Hamline’s Master of Public Administration is the oldest program of its kind in the region and a known leader in public administration education. The MPA curriculum is finely honed to expand and enrich your skills and knowledge to lead and better serve your community.

    Required Courses (36 credits)

    • Foundations in Public Administration
    • Professional Ethics
    • Organizational Theory and Behavior
    • Public Fiscal Management
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Human Resource Management for Government
    • Administrative Law
    • Research Methods
    • Final Course – choose from:
      • Capstone Skills Development for Government
      • Master’s Thesis

    Elective Courses (12 credits)

    On campus program students choose three courses from a variety of offerings, including:

    • Advanced Leadership
    • Civic Engagement
    • Contemporary Social Policy Issues
    • Critical Issues in Public Administration
    • Municipal and City Government
    • Project Management
    • Sustainable Enterprise

    Online cohort program students take an additional three courses chosen by the cohort.

    Additional Requirements

    • Students with no economic background must complete an economics courses prior to taking Public Fiscal Management.
    • Students with limited public sector experience must complete an internship.
  • Online Cohorts

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about pursuing a Master of Public Administration.

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  • Dual Degree Options

    Combine your MPA with another master's degree in Business Administration or Nonprofit Management and receive hands-on training across sectors and gain the skills and experiences employers want.

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