Master of Public Administration MPA)


Program Learning Outcomes

Master of Public Administration is designed for students who interested in public service careers including state or local government, city management and urban planning, non-profit organizations, and government relations work in private firms. By the end of this program, students will become professionals who are knowledgeable in the theories, principles, and practices of administration and who can apply their skills in a variety of organizational settings, especially within governmental setting. Students are required to complete 48 credit hours that comprising of 12 credits for basic core courses, 15 credits for major core courses, 9 credits for elective courses, and 12 credits for integrative courses and research paper or research project or research thesis.


Code               Course Title                                                           Credit                                   

Basic Courses                                                                                           12 credits

MPA501         Public Administration & Management                        (3)

MKT501         Marketing for Public Sectors                                      (3)

             MGT501         Management for Public & NGOs                               (3)

MPA505         Administration Law                                                    (3)

Major Courses                                                                                             15 credits

MPA513         Administrative Theory & Process                               (3)

MPA516         Urban Development Management                             (3)

             MPA611         Government Organization Administration                  (3)

MPA512         HRM for Public & Nonprofit Organization                  (3)

             MPA613         Conflict Management in Public Organization             (3)

Elective Courses                                                                                            9 credits

FIN602           Public Finance                                                             (3)

MGT621         Research Methodology                                               (3)

             MPA522         Rural Development Management                                (3)

MPA526         Tax Policy Administration                                            (3)

MPA627         Public & Non-profit Budgeting                                     (3)

MGT616         Monitoring & Evaluation Project                                  (3)

Final Semester (3 options)

Option I:        Final Exam. (3 courses + Paper)                                          12 credits

             PUA614          Policy Formulation & Implementation                         (3)

             MPA615         Managing Change in Public Organization                   (3) 

             MPA612         Modern Management in Local Government                (3)

            MPA617       Research Paper                                                             (3)

Option II:      Project (2 courses + Project)                                                12 credits

            MPA618:        Research Project                                                          (6)

Option III:     Thesis (No course + Thesis)                                                 12 credits

            MPA619         Research Thesis                                                          (12)                                                    

Total                                                                                                               48 credit