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Contact Information

401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Ms. Karen McGrath
(856) 225-6337; fax: -6559

Urban Studies:
Ms. Lisa Alston
(856) 225-2936; fax: -6085

MPA Public Management Specialization

The public management specialization is designed to provide public employees or those preparing for service in the public sector with essential knowledge and skills in administration, budgeting and finance, communications, information systems, law, leadership, personnel, and policy analysis that are important for effective management in local, state, and federal agencies or nonprofit organizations.

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of 42 credits course work.
  2. Eighteen (18) Core of Common Knowledge credits
  3. Final Research Workshop.

Course of Study

Core of Common Knowledge (18 Credits)
56:834:501 Foundations of Policy Analysis
56:834:503 Law and Public Policy
56:834:515 Introduction of Public Budgeting and Finance
56:834:525 Public Management
56:834:535 Research Methods
56:834:536 Public Information Systems

Required Public Management Specialization Courses (9 Credits)
56:834:553 Financial Management of Public Programs
56:834:557 Human Resources Management
Your choice of:
56:834:505 Organizational Behavior
56:834:558 Executive Leadership and Communication

Internship or Special Problems in Public Policy (3 Credits)
56:834:541 Internship I (Note: Students are required to take the internship course.  Exemptions based on experience in the public or nonprofit sectors may be approved by the MPA Director)

Colloquia/Electives (Choose 3 courses) (9-12 Credits)
56:834:559 Ethics in Government
56:834:570 Labor Management Relations
56:834:600 Colloquia
56:834:650 Special Problems in Public Policy (Note: For students working in the public or non-profit sector) or other elective course

REQUIRED 56:834:675 Research Workshop (3 Credits)

Total 42 Credits

To download a copy of the Public Management Specialization Worksheet, click here.

Please contact the Faculty Coordinator for the MPA–Public Management specialization for more information on the program:

Angie McGuire, PhD, Program Director at, or call 732-932-6998 x603.