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MPA Degree Requirements

To receive the MPA, students must fulfill the following requirements within a seven-year period from the time of matriculation into the program. Extensions are rare, but may be requested under extenuating circumstances.

  1. Complete 39 graduate credits.

  2. Complete PAD 696 Portfolio or PAD 694 Internship Experience.

  3. The Portfolio Seminar (696) and the Internship Experience (694) are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  4. The Department of Public Administration adheres to the College’s Academic Standing/Academic Probation Policy for Graduate Programs.

  5. Students may retake one course only in which they receive a grade of “C” or below.

  6. Apply for graduation following the instructions at the registrar’s website .

Last Updated 5/1/15


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MPA Speaker's Series: Dr. Kent Gardner
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The Affordable Care Act: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Monday, February 15, 2016, MetroCenter Grand Hallway.
Talk begins at 5:30 with reception to follow
MPA Speaker's Series: Rachel Baker August, MPA '10
Consultant and Former Executive Director of the Seneca Park Zoo Society
Lessons Learned
Thursday, March 24, 2016, MetroCenter Grand Hallway
Talk begins at 5:30 PM with reception to follow
MPA Open House
Meet our current and prospective students and discuss the MPA Program while enjoying pizza.
Wednesday, April 6, MetroCenter Grand Hallway
Prospective students arrive at 5:00PM.
Alumni and current students arrive at 6:30PM.
MPA Speaker's Series: James Sheppard
County Legislator and Former Rochester Police Chief
Poverty Alleviation as a Crime Reduction Strategy
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, MetroCenter Grand Hallway
Talk begins at 5:30 PM with reception to follow