Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) is a 36 credit hour program consisting of a 24 credit hour common core plus a 12 credit hour specialization. (IWU reserves the right to move students to another date, location, or online if less than eight students are registered for any specialization.) With a strong emphasis on social responsibility and civic engagement, the MPA program at IWU gives students the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately confront the challenges of today's metropolitan environment and its diverse populations.
The MPA program prepares students to assume leadership and management roles in local, state, and federal levels of government, and similar roles in community based non-profit organizations. The curriculum emphasizes the skills necessary for ethical and efficient public managementincluding planning, policy analysis, and decision-makingthat best represents and promotes the public interest.
Credit may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution (maximum of six hours) for any core or specialization course except for POL-526, POL-586, and any specialization course that is designated a 586 course (for example CRJ-586). The curriculum will be completed in the order established by Indiana Wesleyan University. Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to modify the curriculum as necessary.
The same courses offered in the classroom setting are also offered via the Internet. Details are available at Online-Delivery.