Jan 19, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22

Public Administration - MPA


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Master of Public Administration

Public Administration
  • One-Year MPA – MP4410
  • Executive MPA – MP4411
  • Online MPA – MP4413

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Building 21, The Ridges
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
740.593.9381
gvsinfo@ohio.edu

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus; Hybrid/Dublin Campus; Online

Terms of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview

The one-year MPA (MP4410) is designed to provide students without substantial work experience with a sound combination of theoretical knowledge and applied learning necessary for employment in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Students have an opportunity to focus their studies and elective coursework around areas such as social innovation and entrepreneurship, program evaluation, nonprofit management, and economic development, among others. A signature part of the on-campus program is the applied learning experience where students work with area nonprofit organizations or local/state/federal government agencies.

The Ohio Executive MPA (OEMPA) (MP4411) program provides early to mid-career students with disciplinary knowledge of public policy and administration, public service and leadership, and data management and applications. The OEMPA program is a unique combination of monthly residency-based classroom learning and online interaction.

The Online MPA (MP4413) is a fully online program designed to provide in-service students with a sound combination of theoretical knowledge and professional skills for employment in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Students have an opportunity to choose from three concentrations: public leadership and management, non-profit management, and state and local government.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • To lead and manage in public governance
  • To participate in and contribute to the policy process
  • To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
  • To articulate and apply a public service perspective
  • To communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

Opportunities for Graduates

Graduates of the program have found successful employment in local, state, and federal governments, as well as, private and nonprofit organizations.

Further Information

One-Year MPA:  https://www.ohio.edu/voinovich-school/mpa

Executive MPA: https://www.ohio.edu/voinovich-school/executive-mpa

Online MPA: https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/lpap-mpa/

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements established by the Graduate College to be considered for admission. Transfer credit will be considered. The GRE is not required.

International Students

The One-Year MPA program (MP4410) permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program. An I-20 may not be issued based on admission to the Executive or Online MPA programs.

Graduation Requirements:  

The MPA requires completion of 36 credit hours as follows:

One-Year MPA Requirements


In addition to the Core, students in the One-Year program must complete the following requirements.

Professional Competencies


Complete the following course:

Electives


Complete an additional 15 hours of approved MPA elective courses.

Executive MPA Requirements


In addition to the Core, students in the Executive program must complete the following requirements.

Electives


Complete an additional 18 hours of approved MPA elective courses.

Online MPA Requirements


In addition to the Core, students in the Online program must complete the following requirements.

Concentrations


Complete one of the following 9-hour concentrations:

State and Local Government Management


Crisis and Emergency Management


  • MPA 5900 - Special Topics: Crisis Collaboration
  • MPA 5900 - Special Topics: Crisis Leadership
  • MPA 5900 - Special Topics: Crisis and Emergency Planning

Electives


Complete an additional 9 hours of approved MPA elective courses.

Culminating Experience


The culminating experience for MPA students in all three program formats is a Portfolio capturing the student’s learning experiences in the program through the submission of select research and professional papers. The portfolio is presented virtually via written submission to a faculty committee.

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