College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > School of Public Service > Graduate Programs > Public Administration (MPA) > Degree Requirements
Students complete a total of 13 courses (52 credit hours). Ten courses (40 credit hours) of core course work and three courses (12 credit hours) in a concentration are required.
Students in this program are required to choose a concentration: Emergency Management, Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs, International Public Management, and Public Management. Students interested in pursuing the online degree may choose between the Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs, International Public Management, or Public Management concentrations.
Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above may choose the thesis option and replace MPS 593 with MPS 598.
Students can opt to complete an internship or professional development experience in a government setting. The student would enroll in MPS 601 for course credit, which will be applied to the MPA degree by the student's adviser. Contact SPSAdvising@depaul.edu for more details.
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