2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Master of Public Administration, Local Economic Development Concentration, M.P.A.


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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 PA504  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 .

Local Economic Development


The MPA area concentration in Local Economic Development is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the field that will help enrich and guide local practitioners and leaders in their efforts to promote the well-being of their communities. Topics include the history of urban development in the United States, comparisons between types of economic development approaches, public-private partnerships and intergovernmental relations, citizen involvement in economic development policy, quality of life considerations, local land use and planning. 

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.

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