Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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PA 697 - Capstone Seminar in Public Administration


Credits: 3

This capstone course is the final required course in the Master of Public Administration program.  Students in this seminar will be required to complete a capstone project, which is based on assessing a student's ability to relate theoretical knowledge and skills learned in the MPA program and apply them to solve a problem or issue in a practical work situation.  The proposed projects require students to work collaboratively in teams, collect and analyze data, present their findings and results, and propose possible solutions.

The MPA program director has contacted government and nonprofit agencies in the greater Evansville area, Southwestern Indiana and the Tri-State region for projects that serve a wide variety of clients that could be completed by a team of 3-4 students within a 15-week period.  In developing the final list of potential projects, the instructor attempted to provide variation in subject matter (i.e. projects that focused on management in a nonprofit organization versus public sector management). 

Prerequisite(s): This course can only be taken in the spring of the final year of the student's program

Term(s) Offered: Spring


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