Course Requirements

Students complete a total of 13 courses (52 quarter hours). Ten courses (40 quarter hours) of core course work and three courses (12 quarter hours) in a specialization are required.

Core Courses

Thesis Option

Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or above may choose the thesis option and replace MPS 593 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR with MPS 598 THESIS. To qualify for the thesis option students must take research sequence MPS 586/MPS 587.


Students in this program are required to choose a three course specialization. Students interested in pursuing the online degree must choose the International Public Management Specialization.

Internship Requirement

Students are required to complete substantial professional experience in a
government setting. Students with such experience may request a waiver by
submitting a letter describing the extent of their work in a government organization. Applicants without sufficient experience complete an internship.