Evening MPA

Evening Master of Public Administration

 NASPAA accredited

  • Classes are offered on the Modesto Maidique Campus
  • All classes are offered Monday through Thursday evenings
  • Students can take one, two, three or four graduate classes at a time
  • Students are allowed to take a mix of on-campus and online classes
  • Fall and Spring Admissions

Download the Master of Public Administration Program Brochure

Program Highlights

  • Top-Quality Faculty: The FIU MPA Faculty is the largest in South Florida and is the only full-time public administration department in Miami-Dade County. The majority of the program’s courses are taught by full-time FIU Public Administration professors who are also top scholars in the field of public administration.
  • Top Quality NASPAA-Accredited Curriculum: FIU’s MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The FIU MPA program is the only NASPAA-Accredited Program in Miami-Dade County.
  • Top Quality Students: Our students are very well accomplished academically and professionally. The MPA program is very selective.
  • Best Reputation in the Region: The US News and World Report ranks the MPA program at FIU the best in the South Florida region.
  • Networking: Best Public Administration and Non-Profit Alumni Network in the Region.
  • Quality Career Services: Access to FIU’s extensive Career Services Department provides students with the tools, skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s competitive job market. The Program has its own dedicated Career Development Coordinator housed in the Department of Public Administration.
  • Public Service Internship Option: All students without sufficient public service experience will have the opportunity to complete a 300-hour public service internship at a location and position level approved by the MPA Internship Instructor.

Degree Program Hours: 42 Credit Hours

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the program requires a completion of 42 credit hours.

Admission Requirements

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from faculty member at their undergraduate institution or from work supervisors and;
  • Demonstrate graduate level writing competency by submitting an essay between 3 and 5 pages in length explaining how earning the Master of Public Administration is consistent with long-term career goals. Students may also use this letter to discuss their passion for public issues or policies and to communicate to the admission committee their potential to succeed in graduate school and;
  • Submit a GRE Score if their GPA in their last 60 credits of upper division coursework is less than 3.5 and;
  • Submit a current resume and;
  • Submit all above documents by the application deadline

How to Apply

In order to be officially considered for admission to the FIU MPA program, students must complete the following steps:

  • Submit an application online. Click here to start an application online via the FIU University Graduate School;
  • Submit an application fee. A $30.00, non-refundable, application fee payable by check, money order, or credit card is required;
  • Submit official transcript/s. Transcripts of all degree granting institutions must be sent directly from each college or university either electronically or in a sealed envelope to the Graduate Admissions Office (Note: If your undergraduate degree was from FIU you don’t need to do this because your student records are accessible by computer from the Department);
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, resume, and essay to the Graduate Admissions Office;
  • Submit all above documents by the application deadline

Click here for a PDF of the Graduate Student – Admission Process Checklist

General Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required for every core course. Note: A ‘C-’ is not acceptable. The program reserves the right to withhold the awarding of credit for course work taken out of sequence and without appropriate prerequisites.

MPA Core Requirements: 8 Courses (24 Credits).

  • PAD 6053 Political, Social & Economic Context of Public Administration
    • (Note; This course must be taken in the first semester)
  • PAD 6306 Policy Analysis & Program Planning
  • PAD 6417 Human Resources Management & Policy
  • PAD 6701 Quantitative Applications
  • PAD 6227 Public Finance & the Budgetary Process
  • PAD 6434 Leadership & Decision Making
  • PAD 6726 Applied Research Methods for Accountability in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
    • (Note: The prerequisite for this course is PAD 6701)
  • PAD 6056 The Practice of Public Management
    • (Note: Prerequisites: Completion of MPA Core or last semester of course work status)

Electives (18 credits)

Students may specialize in Human Resources Management, Public Management, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Community Development, Comparative and International Public Administration, or an Outside Field. NOTE: Students must have a “C” or better in all courses; a “C-“ is not acceptable.

PAD 6946, Public Administration Internship, may be used as an elective. Students with less than 3 years of professional (public/non-profit service at “analyst” or higher level) may be required by the admission committee to complete a public service internship.

Tuition and Fees

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Contact Us

Mohamad G. Alkadry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Administration &
Director, Master of Public Administration Program
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus,
11200 S.W. 8th Street, PCA 260A
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-4338
Fax: 305-348-5848
E-mail: malkadry@fiu.edu