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Master of Public Administration

Sample MPA Courses & Graduation Rates

Students typically complete the MPA program in 2 years. A typical program commences in Fall of year 1, continues in Spring of year 1, may entail summer class(es), and continues through Fall and Spring of year 2, with graduation in May of year 2.

Below, you can also view more information about graduation rates, enrollment, and related topics by viewing American University's Academic Data Reference Book.

Concentration Featured: Public Management

Fall (1)
PUAD 605: Quantitative Methods for Public Managers
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 612: Intro to Public Administration and Policy Process
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 616: Legal Basis of Public Administration
Tier 1 Requirement
Spring (2)
PUAD 617: Project Management
Tier 2 Elective
PUAD 630: Public Managerial Economics
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 684: Organizational Analysis
Tier 1 Requirement
Summer (3)
PUAD 633: Budgeting and Financial Management
Tier 2 Elective
Fall (4)
PUAD 609: State and Local Management
Concentration Elective
PUAD 615: Public-Private Partnerships
Concentration Elective
PUAD 652: Facilitation and Team Development
Concentration Elective
Spring (5)
PUAD 610: Public Administration Capstone
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 681: Managing Nonprofit Organizations
Concentration Elective
PUAD 650: Leadership in a Changing Workplace
Tier 2 Elective

Concentration Featured: International Management

Fall (1)
PUAD 605: Quantitative Methods for Public Managers
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 612: Intro to Public Administration and Policy Process
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 615: Public-Private Partnerships
Tier 2 Elective
Spring (2)
PUAD 630: Public Managerial Economics
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 681: Managing Nonprofit Organizations
Concentration Elective
PUAD 685: Global Health Policy
Tier 2 Elective
Summer (3)
PUAD 684: Organizational Analysis
Tier 1 Requirement
Fall (4)
PUAD 614: Development Management
Concentration Elective
PUAD 616: Legal Basis of Public Administration
Tier 1 Requirement
SIS 637 International Development
Concentration Elective
Spring (5)
PUAD 610: Public Administration Capstone
Tier 1 Requirement
PUAD 613: Global Governance and Policy
Concentration Elective
PUAD 691: Project Management
Concentration Elective

Graduation Rates for students in the ARY-5 Cohort


 

Initially Enrolled

Graduated in 100% of Degree Program Length

Graduated in 150% of Degree Program Length

Graduated in 200% of Degree Program Length

Total Number of Students*

94 74 82 82

*Data not broken out between full and part time students.