MSU's Master of Public Administration actively engages students in a dynamic learning environment, combining coursework and hands-on research. The curriculum will challenge you to examine issues shaping local and national level policies, equipping you with knowledge and skills in theory, methodology and innovative practice in the interdisciplinary field of public administration. Graduates of this program lead and manage a diverse range of government, public service, nonprofit, education and health care organizations. The MPA program is a 42-credit hour program with a required 1 hour internship and thesis or capstone research experience. Students can choose between two areas of concentration: Security Studies, Intelligence and Theory or Economic Development and Intergovernmental Management. Scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships are available for qualified full and part-time students.