The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Presidio Graduate School consists of 12 required courses. Each course is designed to build on previous coursework and integrate with concurrent courses. The curriculum is designed around three program foundations.
Experiential Learning (EL) is a key part of our educational program. Students are paired with an organization and work with them over the course of a semester on a specific project. Through this living case study methodology, students gain practical experience applying the skills and concepts learned in class and gain relevant work experience to support career development. MPA students may work with the same EL partner over several semesters.
EL projects are a required component of the following courses:
MSS6200: Civic Leadership, Diversity, and Systems Thinking
MSS6240: Research Methods and Policy Evaluation
MSS6220: Market Failures and the Regulatory Environment