Master of Public Administration:
Concentration in Municipality Management

Make a significant impact in your city, while positioning yourself for a leadership role. The Municipality Management Concentration in the Master of Public Administration is a powerful choice in helping you achieve these goals. This concentration is focused on meeting the issues faced by local and city governments. It is taught by faculty who have worked in the roles to which you aspire, like former city managers.

To complete this program, students must earn 33 credit hours. Eight core courses are required for all MPA students and provide the first 24 credit hours. Students then complete three additional concentration courses to earn the remaining 9 credit hours. Below is a sample of courses offered in this program. Note that courses may change occasionally and not all courses are offered each term. Contact us for a full list of current courses.

Required Courses (8 courses/24 credits)

  • PADM 6601 – Principles of Public Administration
  • PADM 6602 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • PADM 6611 – Research Methods in Public Administration
  • PADM 6620 – Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
  • PADM 6625 – Administrative Behavior
  • PADM 6632 – Public Finance and Budgeting
  • PADM 6635 – Political Economy
  • PADM 6690 – Research Seminar

Municipality Management Concentration Courses

  • PADM 6630 – Fiscal Management for Local Government
  • PADM 6661 – Problems of Metropolitan Areas
  • PADM 6662 – Local Government Configurations and Operations