(Students are also allowed to take electives offered outside of the MPA prgram. Consult the program director for additional opportunities.)
Significant administrative experience is required of all M.P.A. graduates. If the M.P.A. student has little or no administrative experience an internship is required and will be included as 3 hours of the required elective credits. Students entering the M.P.A. Program are expected to possess basic computer literacy, and to have access to a computer for such purposes as communicating with professors via e-mail, receiving MPA Program memos, conducting research on the Web, retrieving articles from course documents libraries, working on course projects, and for conducting interactive/electronic class discussion. Students must earn a B or higher in all core classes. In addition, students must maintain an overall graduate GPA of 3.000.