The MPA program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of what you will need to be an effective public service leader. Students will explore the most critical areas of public administration, planning and financial budgeting, political analysis and personnel administration as well as contemporary issues in Ethics, Digital Governance, NGOs and Global Governance. Assignment examples include practice in management consulting, policy making and democratic input.

Influence the future of your community. A Master's degree in Public Administration from the University Miami gives you access to a rewarding career in Public Service.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is a growing field with the number of new government jobs predicted to increase by 1.4 million over the next ten years.  Visit our website for more information. 

Curriculum Requirements

MPA Online Courses
Curriculum Requirements
POL 601Budget and Financial Management and Administration3
POL 606Organizational Dynamics and Management3
POL 610Statistics for Politics and Public Administration3
POL 622Introduction to Graduate Public Administration3
POL 646Public Policy Process and Implementation3
POL 647Human Resource Management in Public Service3
POL 651Productivity in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors3
POL 654Politics and Ethics3
POL 658From Electronic Government to Digital Governance3
POL 671Government and Business3
POL 696Special Topics in Public Administration, Policy, and Law 16
Total Credit Hours36

POL 696 may be taken multiple times for credit.  Students may also take an appropriate elective in lieu of retaking POL 696.  


The Masters of Public Administration program seeks to provide the highest quality graduate education for current and prospective public service officials in government and nonprofit organizations. The program strives to achieve local, state and national prominence through a contemporary curriculum, innovative instruction, scholarly and applied research, and service to key stakeholders. Program activities are designed to develop and enhance management skills essential to public and nonprofit organizations oriented towards a diverse metropolitan environment.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to demonstrate critical analytical and writing skills related to public policy and administration by the time they graduate.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate analytical competencies acquired through internships.