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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 23, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Public and Nonprofit Management, MPA

Public and Nonprofit Management (PNM)

Public service is a discipline practiced at many levels: local, national and international often with ripple effects across each. Through grassroots contributions and global applications, GSPIA students pursuing a public & nonprofit management major acquire a deep understanding of the many contexts in which public and nonprofit organizations operate. Many look forward to the opportunity to leverage change in a mixed economy.

Our curriculum stresses responsible leadership and our students develop the skills to diagnose leadership challenges and opportunities from a variety of ethical and moral frameworks. Our interdisciplinary approach draws from a variety of fields such as philosophy, law, organizational design and political science. Our approach gives students the skills they need to meet the challenges of a world in which services increasingly span boundaries among business, government and nonprofit organizations.

The major curriculum, comprising 12 credits, follows:

GSPIA Core Requirements (See Master’s Degree Requirements): 12 credits

Major Courses: 12 credits

Electives: 15 credits

Minimum Required Credits: 48 credits

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