MSSP/Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Please note that the University will not admit a class to the Fels MPA Program for Academic Year 2018-2019. Because of this decision, the MSSP/MPA will not be an available dual degree option for Academic Year 2018-2019.

The MSSP/MPA provides graduates who plan to lead a nonprofit, run for public office, or head a government agency a skill set for analyzing and shaping social policy. This dual degree program can be completed in 2 years and affords students the opportunity to complete the Policy Internship between their first and second year. Students have the flexibility to take electives in MSSP or in the MPA Program.  The students’ Academic Plans are developed jointly by the students and the academic advisors in both programs.

Year 1

FallSpring
MSSP 628: Policy AnalysisGAFL 651: Public Financial Management
GAFL 732: Public ManagementMSSP 631: Law and Social Policy
GAFL 611: Statistics for Public PolicyMSSP 897: Applied Linear Modeling
GAFL 621: Public EconomicsMSSP 632: Capstone I: Policy Communications (0.5 cu)

Summer

MSSP 633: Capstone II: Policy Internship (0.5 cu)

Year 2

FallSpring
MSSP ElectiveMSSP 629: Research and Evaluation
MSSP ElectiveGAFL 631: Policy Making and Political Institutions
GAFL 502: Public CommunicationsGAFL 640: Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
GAFL 799: MPA Capstone