2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4+1 Bachelor to M.P.A.

With the approval of the Director of the MPA Program, undergraduate students in public administration who have completed at least 60 credit hours with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply to take up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses toward the MPA. A student electing this option will take the selected courses during their senior year and must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours total of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester.

Graduate Courses towards Undergraduate Courses:

MPA Course Undergraduate Course
PA 508 - Research and Analysis PA 430 Research in Public Administration  *
PA 509 - Leadership and Development and Organizations PA 333 Public Management and Leadership  
PA 512 - The Environment of Public Organizations PA 331 Public Organizations  
PA 521 - Business, Government, and Society PA 404 Capitalism and Societal Issues  
PA 542 - Social Policy PA 404 Capitalism and Societal Issues  
DEM 551 - Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management CJ 353 Emergency Management  
PA 600 - Ethical Foundations of Authority and Responsibility PA 380 Public Service Values  


*Students are required to complete PA 508 first before proceeding to any other course choices.

4+1 program students are not automatically eligible for admission to the Master of Public Administration program. If they wish to pursue a graduate degree, they must submit an application, meeting all of the entrance requirements for the program.