2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2023  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Administration, Disaster and Emergency Management Concentration, M.P.A.


Master of Public Administration, M.P.A.


Format of Courses

Courses in the MPA are offered in multiple formats: online, traditional face-to-face classroom, and blended. Students may complete their degree using any combination of formats.

Courses of Study

Students are required to take a series of eight core public administration courses in the Master of Public Administration program. In addition, from the program areas, students select one as a concentration area. With approval, a student may take a PA 504 internship course to replace a course in the Master of Public Administration program.

Sequential Degree

This program is a participant of the Sequential Degree option.

Disaster and Emergency Management


The concentration in Disaster and Emergency Management is designed to prepare the graduate student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to competently mitigate, prepare, respond, and assist communities and their organizations in recovering from natural and man-made disasters. An array of potentially hazardous events now more than ever confront businesses and include, but are not necessarily limited to homeland security issues; failures of complex technology; and a wide range of natural hazards. Ultimately, this concentration is intended to prepare graduates to design and improve emergency management capabilities and command and control operations within firms, so that they’re better prepared to handle major and catastrophic disasters that threaten to disrupt business continuity.

Graduation Requirements


Park University confers the Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science degrees at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Park University courses.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major as outlined in this catalog.
  • Completion of all earned credit with no more than 2 grades of C earned.
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation.