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The 36 credit-hour M.P.A. consists of 21 credit-hours of core courses and 15 credit-hours of electives in a specific emphasis area.

Core Courses

  • MPA 215: Changing Environment & Management of Public & Nonprofit Organizations
  • MPA 216: Managing Human Resources as Assets
  • MPA 217: Applying Information, Research, and Analysis in Nonprofit and Public Environments
  • MPA 225: Financial Aspects of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • MPA 226: Public Policy Decision Making and Analysis
  • MPA 240: Values and Ethics in Decision Making
  • MPA 260: Applying Innovative Solutions to Current Problems (Capstone) 

Emphasis Areas

  • Executive Leadership Development
  • Financial Resources
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Policy


Learn more about the Drake Master of Public Administration program. Plan to attend an information session, discuss your educational goals with CBPA staff, or apply now.

October 20, 2017
The Chi Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) at Drake received the following outstanding and notable awards at the 46th Annual GIS International Conference in Dallas on Sept. 28–30.
October 17, 2017