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MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION CURRICULUM

The Hilbert College graduate degree in Public Administration consists of 36 credits. The mode of study is based on an accelerated cohort model. Students accepted into the program begin in August or February and accompany each other thoughout the program, taking one course every 5 weeks.

The cohort model encourages the development of lifelong connections and colleagues in the field as you work on group projects, discuss policy and move through the eighteen month program.

Hilbert offers the only accelerated cohort model MPA program in Western New York. With the city of Buffalo 10 minutes away, we expect our graduates to be highly marketable within Erie County and throughout the United States.

 REQUIRED COURSES

COURSE #  COURSE NAME CREDITS 
 MPA 625  Introduction to Public Administration 3
 CC 500  Organizational Theory and Management 3
 CC 510  Program Planning and Evaluation 3
 CC 515  Finance and Budgeting 3
 CC 520  Political and Policy Analysis 3
 MPA 631  Values and Ethics in Public Administration 3
 MPA 640  Research Methods for MPA 3
 CC 505  Introduction to Graduate Statistics 3
 MPA 627  Human Resource Management 3
 MPA 632  Financial Resource Development
 MPA 637  Marketing and Public Relations 3
 MPA 644  Capstone Seminar
 Total Credit Hours  36
 CC 599  Internship Experience*   3
  Total Credits with Internship  39 


* Optional for students who have not achieved full-time employment in their field. CC599 is an additional course in the MPA program. Students who opt for the Internship Experience will graduate with 39 credits.