M.P.A. - Human Resource Management Concentration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is for students with professional goals related to the management of public service organizations. Areas include government agencies, health organizations, justice administration/law enforcement as well as not-for-profit organizations. The program takes a multifaceted approach to management that includes leadership, personnel management, policy/program evaluation, diversity, and ethical governance. This process links theory, policy and practice, giving students the opportunity to learn and utilize skills required for leadership positions in both the public and the third sectors. 

The concentration in Human Resource Management provides students with the knowledge and skills key to their career development and growth as HR professionals in the arena of public administration and service.

Upon completion of this program, graduates are expected to:

  • Critically analyze and use knowledge of academic theory, legal issues and/or regulations to inform ethical practice and policy format within public and third sector organizations/agencies.
  • Manage and apply effective standards of public and third sector governance within organizational structures.
  • Assess and effectively manage sector-specific functions, programs and resources.
  • Advance professional communication, public outreach and responsiveness standards in a manner that promotes accountability, inclusion and other public service values.
  • Apply professional standards and practices for ethical conduct, legal requirements and regulatory guidelines in the administration of human resource policies and procedures.

Master of Public Administration — Human Resource Management Concentration

Master of Public Administration 

Core Courses
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
NPM5030Financial Management and Budgeting in Nonprofit Organizations3
NPM5040Program Evaluation3
NPM6800Strategic Planning and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations3
PAD5200Public Administration and Governance3
PAD6200Public Personnel Administration3
PAD6400Public Policy Analysis3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
Concentration Courses
HRM5010Human Resource Management3
HRM5020Labor and Employee Relations3
HRM5050Strategic Recruiting, Retention and Succession3
Choose one of the following:3
Strategic Compensation and Benefits
Organizational Training and Development
Human Resources in a Global Environment
Total Credits36.0