Dec 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration and Policy (PUA) MS


Overview


Program Coordinator: Tim Bagwell

Program Delivery Format: 100% Online  (8-week sessions)

Total Credits: 33

Average Completion Time: 12 to 18 months

Admission: Fall, Spring and Summer (two admission options each semester, six per year)

For more information contact:

Graduate Admissions: Crystal Perry, Assistant Director, Graduate Enrollment Management
cperry@mcdaniel.edu
(410) 857-2516

McDaniel Graduate and Professional Studies - gpsadvising@mcdaniel.edu or 410.857.2500.

This online program aims to produce thoughtful and insightful community leaders at the local, state, and national level by educating students in the various facets of public administration and policy, planning and governing. Students in the program will learn from experienced practitioners how to be effective and skilled leaders in any public organization. This thirty-three (33) credit master’s program may be completed in as little as 12 to 18 months. Courses include but are not limited to, Public Budgeting and Finance, Communication for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Leadership in Public Organizations.

The online delivery format is primarily asynchronous; however, some courses may require limited synchronous (real time) virtual meetings. McDaniel is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and is approved to offer this program to students in any state except for California. Students completing an internship in lieu of the capstone will be required to receive approval prior to entering internship.

Admissions Requirements


  • Completed application for graduate study. https://admission.mcdaniel.edu/apply/
  • Official transcript verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students with a GPS between 2.75 and 2.99 will be admitted provisionally which requires a student to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first 9 to 12 credit hours. Students with less than a 2.75 GPA can be considered for provisional admission on a case-by-case basis but may be required to provide additional documents or participate in an interview. Admission may also require additional conditions.
  • A professional resume highlighting related work experience.
  • Goal statement detailing personal and professional goals relative to the program of study.

Program Requirements


  • Successful completion of 33 credit hours outlined in curriculum
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Successful completion of
    • three credits of PUA 552 - Internship in Public Administration or
    • three credits PUA 580 Capstone: Public Administration

Capstone


McDaniel is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and is approved to offer this program to students in any state except for California. Students completing an internship in lieu of the capstone course will be required to receive approval prior to entering internship in a state outside of Maryland. Request for internship must be made to the Program Coordinator prior to enrolling in the internship course.  Students who live or will be studying in a state outside of Maryland may be required to complete the capstone course if the internship is prohibited by the state reciprocity regulations.

Total Credit Hours: 33