MPA Curriculum | LSU Department of Public Administration

MPA - Master of Public Administration


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The MPA program is a 36-hour program that includes 27 hours of core courses and 9 hours of electives. 

Core courses include studies in economics, budgeting, finance, organizational behavior, data analytics, and human resource management. Electives will be selected with the guidance of program faculty.

Students will link coursework to real world experience through an internship. If you are currently working in the public sector, you'll complete the practicum. Pre-service students will acquire and complete an internship.

A sample path is available for both full-time and part-time students. 

Students can also pursue a completely online curriculum path. Learn more by visiting the Online MPA page.