Other Courses(see Handbook, page 19):
Student who do not have work experience in the public sector (government organization or nonprofit agency) will be required to complete the three semester credit hour PUBA 6325 Internship. Students employed full-time in the public sector may use their present position as the basis for the internship experience if they register for the Internship course. If a student is not currently employed full-time in the public sector, but has worked in the public sector 200 hours or more, may have the Internship requirement waived.
A MPA candidate may complete either a Thesis PUBA 7300-7301 or an Applied Research Grant Project PUBA 7302-7303. Both of these options must be defended publicly, and must obtain approval of the supervising instructor and two additional reviewers.
Students who entered the Program prior to September 1, 2011 may take a one-day, six-hour, Written Comprehensive Examination.
Graduate Program Projected Two-Year course Schedule
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Final Requirements(see Handbook, page 20):
Note: Graduate students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher to remain in good standing with the MPA Program and the Graduate Office. Dropping below 3.0 will result in Probation and/or Suspension. See “Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Graduates (Master’s and Doctoral Programs)” in the Graduate Catalog.