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). Nine courses (36 credit hours) of core course work and four courses (16 credit hours) in a concentration are required.
Students may choose to replace MPS 593 with MPS 610 Internship Capstone option.
Students in the MPA program are required to choose one of six concentrations: Emergency Management, Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs, International Public Management, Health Care Administration, Public Management and Standard. Four of these concentrations are available to students pursuing the online only MPA: Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs, International Public Management, Standard, and Public Management concentrations.
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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