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Department of Political Science

MPA: Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Core Course Knowledge: Demonstrate expertise in research methods and policy analysis, understand the politics and economics of public budgeting and the various budgetary techniques, know organization theory and behavior, understand importance of information technology, and show mastery of laws and practices pertaining to personnel management.
  2. Elective and Area of Concentration Knowledge: Have knowledge of one or more elective areas such as administrative law, administrative ethics and comparative administration and show expertise in one area of concentration such as: budgeting, personnel management, international or comparative administration, or planning.
  3. Combining Theory and Practice: Pre-service students, while working as interns, acquire practical experience in administration and the workings of public or not-for-profit bureaucracies, while in-service students relate their work experience to literature on public administration.