Master of Public Administration (GLJ0)
Smith Hall 738 (map)
304.696.6636 FAX: 304.696.3245Director
Dr. Marybeth Beller
Smith Hall 740F
Curriculum: 36 credit hours.
Normal time to complete for full-time student: 2 years.
The MPA includes courses in the Departments of Political Science; Management, Marketing and MIS; Psychology; Geography; Sociology and Anthropology; and Leadership Studies. The degree program also offers 3 areas of specialization:General Administration Policy, Non-Profit Management and Urban Governance,
The MPA will provide graduate training in academic, research and service to prepare students for leadership positions in public service, both in the non-profit and public sectors. The graduate curriculum consists of a 36 semester credit-hour requirement including a core of courses required by all students and a specialty concentration. The core consists of 18 semester credit-hours designed to train students to lead agencies in areas of budgetary development and management; data collection and analysis; personnel training; and policy development and implementation. All students are required to complete a six credit-hour practicum in their specialty area and to submit a portfolio for review at the end of the practicum.
Jobs Related to this Program:
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- 19-3094.00 Political Scientists
- 19-4061.00 Social Science Research Assistants
- 11-1031.00 Legislators
- 25-1065.00 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
- 11-2031.00 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
Admission requirements and deadlines:
Applicants should follow the admissions process outlined in the Graduate Catalog or at the Graduate College website at www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission.
Fall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1