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 may choose to replace MPS 593 with MPS 610 Internship Capstone option.
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. Three of these concentrations can also be completed in the online only MPA: public management; emergency management; and metropolitan planning and urban affairs.
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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