MPA Program at Kennesaw State University is a 36 semester-hour
course of study which consists of three components:
seven-course core curriculum is required of all students (21
a four-course concentration (12 hours);
and completion of the professional exercise (3 hours).
descriptions may be found in the Online
CORE CURRICULUM - 21 credit hours.
The purpose of the core curriculum is to ensure that every graduate of Kennesaw State’s MPA Program is thoroughly versed in both the theory and practice of this professional field.
6200 Fundamentals of Public Administration and Public
PAD 6250 Research Methods &
PAD 6300 Public Organization
PAD 6350 Public Service Budgeting
PAD 6450 Governmental Relations
PAD 6700 Human Resource Management
PAD 6500 Policy Analysis in
PAD 6600 Program Evaluation
MPA CONCENTRATIONS -12 credit hours
concentrations enable students to prepare themselves for professional
careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. Choosing from
a variety of courses, as well as selected ones from other
graduate programs, students may construct concentrations that
meet their specific career goals in consultation with the
program director and faculty.
are available in the following areas of study:
- Nonprofit Administration
- Information Systems Administration
MPA PROFESSIONAL EXERCISES - 3 credit hrs.
approval of the Graduate Director, MPA candidates will select
one of the following two courses. Specifically, either of
these two exercises will enable candidates to demonstrate
that they can (a) successfully take on analytical and organizational
responsibilities on their own and (b) communicate effectively
and get others to work with them. Both will foster the development
of the leadership skills essential to meeting public needs
with the support
of coworkers and the community.
7985 Internship in Public Service
PAD 7995 Public Service Practicum
additional information about the MPA Program at Kennesaw State