• MPA Program Details

    Courses and Degree Requirements

    You can get your MPA degree in just two years or choose a flexible path to meet your needs. You’ll find unique courses that give you an edge over other programs. Join the first program of its kind in the region and expand your opportunities today.

    On-campus and Online/Hybrid Options

    Whether you want only on-campus courses or need the flexibility of an online program that still offers community through residencies at the beginning and end of each course, you’ll be able to learn and network in the manner that works best for you.

    Required Courses (36 credits)

    • Leading in Organizations
    • Foundations in Public Administration
    • Data Analytics and Decision Making
    • Professional Ethics
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Public Fiscal Management
    • Human Resource Management for Government
    • Administrative Law
    • Capstone

    Elective Courses (12 credits)

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

    • Social Demographics
    • Public Sector Conflict Resolution
    • Contemporary Social Policy Issues
    • Critical Issues in Public Administration
    • Municipal and County Government
    • Project Management
    • Strategic Planning
    • Housing and Economic Development

    Online MPA program elective courses chosen by the cohort.

    Career Management Services

    You don’t have to navigate your career on your own. Beginning in orientation, our career advisor will guide you in developing your own individual career plan that will best meet your professional goals.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Master of Public Administration.