Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Public Administration Masters Handbook

Department Course Catalog

The Master of Public Administration is a 48-credit-hour degree that prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit management. The program requires students to take 10 core courses (30 credit hours), five electives (15 credit hours), and an internship (3 credit hours). Specializations are offered in emergency management, nonprofit management, evaluation, and urban management.

The Master of Arts in Urban Studies is a 33-credit-hour degree that focuses on applied policy. Students take six core courses (18 credit hours) and five electives (15 credit hours). The program offers specializations in health policy and aging policy.

The combined Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration is 109-credit-hour degree for students seeking training in both the legal and public service fields. Students complete 11 courses (33 credit hours) in the MPA program and 76 credit hours in The University of Akron School of Law. Students must be accepted to both programs to participate.

The Master of Arts in Geography and Urban Planning educates students for a broad range of careers in the planning and geography professions. The faculty advisor for the program is Dr. Ghazi Falah.

Undergraduate Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Geography - Planning track has recently relocated to PAUS. The faculty advisor for the program is Dr. Ghazi Falah.