Master of Public Administration Program

Graduate Program Information

New York City and White Plains Campuses

This 39-credit MPA program in Public Administration is designed to prepare students to obtain public and nonprofit positions. Full-time students can complete course work in two years and part-time students typically in four years. The program consists of required core courses, track/specialization courses, and elective courses. Additionally, students are required to take six credits of pre-core foundation course work or secure department course waivers based on documented proficiency.

Through its multi-pronged curriculum, MPA graduates qualify for positions that require strong analytical and administrative skills, management expertise, and in-depth knowledge in specific policy areas. Additionally, Pace University’s close interaction with local government agencies, healthcare entities, and national and international nonprofit organizations provides a unique work-study program for students in their specialized fields. Students choose one of three tracks: Government, Not-for-Profit Management, or Health Care Administration.

Graduate Program Curriculum (39 credits)

Pre-Core Foundation Requirements (0-6 credits)

To prepare for this master’s program, students must take an additional six pre-core foundation credits or obtain from the department chair waivers based on documented proficiency:
PAA 501Accounting for Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities

3 credits

PAA 502Statistics and Quantitative Method for Decision Making

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-6

Program Requirements for Goverment, Not-For-Profit Management, and Health Care Administration Tracks (39 credits)

Required Core Courses for Government, Not-for-Profit Management, and Health Care Administration Tracks (18 credits)
PAA 601Public Administration and its Environment

3 credits

PAA 602Organization Theory and Management

3 credits

PAA 603Economics of Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities

3 credits

PAA 604Budgeting and Financial Analysis

3 credits

PAA 606Research Methods for Public Administrators

3 credits

PAA 699Capstone Project Seminar

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18
One (1) Required Track (12 credits)
Choose one track and complete corresponding courses.
Government Track (12 credits)
PAA 630Intergovernmental Relations

1 - 3 credits

PAA 631Law in the Administrative Process

3 credits

PAA 632Policy Studies

3 credits

PAA 644Seminar in Government Management

3 credits

Not-for-Profit Management Track (12 credits)
PAA 670The Not-for-Profit Sector

3 credits

PAA 671Law and Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Managers

3 credits

PAA 673Financial Resource Development for Not-for-Profits

3 credits

PAA 681Advanced Seminar for Not-for-Profit Management Issues

3 credits

Health Care Administration Track (12 credits)
PAA 650The United States Health Care System

3 credits

PAA 652Health Policy Studies

3 credits

PAA 661Hospital and Health Services Administration

3 credits

PAA 665Seminar in Health Services Management

3 credits

Three (3) Required Elective Courses (9 credits)
Students in all tracks, in consultation with department faculty advisor, choose three of the following courses:
Elective List Open to All Students
PAA 600Independent Study in Public Administration

3 credits

PAA 605Ethics and Leadership

3 credits

PAA 610Personnel Administration / Human Resources

3 credits

PAA 611Management and Organizational Development

3 credits

PAA 612Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations

3 credits

PAA 614Strategic Planning and Marketing

3 credits

PAA 615Program Planning and Evaluation

3 credits

PAA 616Project Development and Grantwriting

3 credits

PAA 617Management Issues in Gerontologic Services

3 credits

PAA 619Advanced Financial Management

3 credits

PAA 620Advanced Economic Analysis

3 credits

PAA 624Environmental Science Policy

3 credits

PAA 640Local Government Law

3 credits

PAA 641Municipal Management

3 credits

PAA 642Regional Planning

3 credits

PAA 651Community Health Assessment

3 credits

PAA 660Legal Aspects Of Health Administration

3 credits

PAA 661Hospital and Health Services Administration

3 credits

PAA 662Health Planning

3 credits

PAA 663Hc Quality Assurance/Risk Mgt

3 credits

PAA 666Health Care Economics

3 credits

PAA 682External Relations for Public Service Organizations

3 credits

PAA 683Seminar/Lab in Social Entrepreneurship

3 credits

PAA 695Internship

3 credits

IS 613Database Management Systems

3 credits

IS 617Information Systems Principles

3 credits

IS 621Structured Systems Analysis

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:39

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