Master of Public Affairs Joint Degree Programs
Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies
Application and Admission
To participate in the joint degree program, students must apply and be accepted into both the Master of Public Affairs program and the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies program. Most students will apply for admission to both programs simultaneously. However, if admitted to one program first, the student should submit an application for admission to the other program before completing 24 credit hours toward the first program.
Grade point averages for the programs are computed separately. To continue in the program, the student must meet the academic standards in each school. A student failing in one school but meeting academic standards in the other school may complete work for the degree in the school in which he or she is able to meet the standards. Such completion must be upon the same conditions as required of regular (noncombination) degree candidates. Students are eligible for honors in each school based on the criteria of each school.
Students enrolled in the combined programs are assigned co-advisors; one from each school. The co-advisors are responsible for reviewing each semester’s progress to assure attainment of educational objectives. The co-advisors also help students resolve scheduling problems that might develop as a result of the combined program.
(60 credit hours) The following degree requirements are required of all students admitted to the program.
Master of Public Affairs Requirements
(36 credit hours) Students are required to complete 36 credit hours of SPEA courses and to satisfy all requirements for the joint degree.
M.P.A. Core Requirements (21 credit hours)
|SPEA-V 506||Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 517||Public Management Economics||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 525||Management in the Nonprofit Sector||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 526||Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 540||Law and Public Affairs||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 598||Governing and Leading in a Global Society||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 600||Capstone in Public and Environmental Affairs||(3 cr.)|
Required Nonprofit Management Courses
(6 credit hours)
The following course:
SPEA-V 521 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.) or PHST-P 521 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
Nonprofit Application Courses (9 credit hours)
Three of the following:
SPEA-V 544 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 550 Topics in Public Affairs: Leadership and Board Development (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 557 Proposal Development and Grant Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 559 Principles and Practices of Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
PHST-P 535 Law of Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
Or other appropriate courses approved by a faculty advisor.
Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies Requirements
(24 credit hours) Students are required to complete 24 credit hours in philanthropic degree courses and satisfy all requirements for the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree.