Master of Public Administration/Master of Information (MPA/MI) Program

The combined MPA/MI program is a three-year program which enables students to select courses leading to degrees of Master of Public Administration and Master of Information Studies. A total of 45 credit hours Public Administration courses are required and the suggested order of the program is:

Year 1 (eight courses)

  • Concentration in Information Studies

Year 2 (nine courses)

  • eight first year required courses of the MPA program and MGMT 5000: Management Without Borders: A Foundation Course for Masters Students in Management

Year 3 (10 courses)

  • four courses in Library and Information Studies
  • one second year required course (PUAD 6000: Senior Seminar: Ethics, Public Service and Governance) plus five Public Administration elective courses

NOTE:  PUAD 5201 and PUAD 5202 are required courses for entry to the Internship (PUAD 6855) which takes place during the Spring/Summer term.   Students will need to register for this course during the first year of the MPA program.

The Internship Program

The internship offers MPA candidates an educational and professional development experience through preparation and competition for a work term with a public sector employer. The experience connects the academic program in the MPA and public service experience. The internship is a half credit course in recognition of its educational value. Please consult PUAD 6855.03: Internship for prerequisites and requirements. Placements in internships are not guaranteed, however, all eligible interns have been placed in the last seven years.