Saint Louis University

Requirements for the M.P.A./M.A.

There are a total of 51 hours of course work required for the M.P.A./M.A. in Political Science dual degree. The required courses are:

  • POLS 6320, Organizational Theory and Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • POLS 5330, Economics of the Public Sector (3 credit hours)
  • POLS 5325, Introduction to Public Sector Budgeting (3 credit hours)
  • POLS 5300, Administrative Law (3 credit hours)
  • POLS 5310, Issues in Public Administration (3 credit hours)
  • POLS 5020, Advanced Topics in Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  • Any two core classes from either American Politics or International affairs concentration (6 credit hours)
  • A core class from the other concentration, not selected above (3 credit hours)
  • Internship (3 credit hours)
  • 18 hours of electives, of which 9 will be in Political Science and 9 in Public Policy
  • Capstone (3 credit hours)
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