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.
Drake University CBPA Graduate students have the opportunity to explore and experience innovative approaches to today's challenges and opportunities through travel to Europe. Each March, 20-25 students of the Master of Public Administration choose to enroll in the course PADM 282: Comparative Management and Policy Analysis in a Global Context.
The course is taught by Professor C. Kenneth Meyer in the spring term and brings new understanding of how other cultures develop and implement creative solution to societal challenges. The course includes 18 days of travel to Europe where students and travelers meet with city and national leaders. The travel includes opportunity to broadly experience the culture of each nation and city.