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Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students complete 13 courses (52 credit hours) for the Master of Science in Public Service Management program.  Eight courses (32 credit hours) of core course work and five courses (20 credit hours) of declared concentration work.

Core Courses

Concentration Requirements

Students may choose concentrations in a variety of public service fields.  Concentrations are available for students in the Master of Science in Public Service Management degree with specialized interests and careers. The concentrations are: Emergency Management, Health Care Administration, Higher Education Administration, and Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs.  Students who choose not to pursue a specialized concentration will declare the Standard concentration.  See the concentration pages for further course information.

Thesis Option

Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or above may choose the thesis option and replace MPS 593 with MPS 598 THESIS.

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