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Master of Public Administration Evening Online Executive Department of Public Policy and Administration
MPA mission The mission of the Master of Public Administration Program at Florida International University is to provide individuals preparing for, or advancing in, careers in public affairs, public administration, and public policy with the skills and values necessary to be effective and thoughtful leaders, managers, analysts, and citizens. Our program serves the unique needs of the South Florida community and employers, as well as the State of Florida, the U.S., and international populations by addressing the challenges of diverse urban areas at the local, state, national, and international levels. We embrace the strength of our diverse faculty, students, alumni, and community to contribute to the scholarship of public administration, and enhance the quality of life in an increasingly globalized environment.
ACTIVITIES/OUTPUTS Teaching % classes per modality in which instructors received 80% of reviews as excellent or very good Researching Grant /FTE faculty # publications in peer-reviewed outlets/FTE faulty INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES Graduate skilled professionals % graduates with a GPA 3.5 % African American graduates with a GPA 3.5) % Hispanic graduates with a GPA 3.5 % women graduates with a GPA 3.5 % NASPAA learning outcomes with an achievement rate 80% Advising % students who evaluated Graduation rate advisers as excellent or very good Graduation rate among African American students Professional development Graduation rate among Hispanic # professional Students development/networking events Graduation rate among women planned for students OUTCOMES Graduate successful and effective managers, analysts, and citizens % students with PA/NPO jobs after graduation within 2 years % of graduates who take on PA/NPO Jobs in South Florida % alumni with PA/NPO jobs with supervisor status (or higher) within 2 years after graduation Making a research-based impact # Google citations/FTE faculty # service activities in regional, national and international PA organizations/FTE faulty # applied research products/FTE faculty # profession-related service activities in community/FTE faculty
MPA facts Established in 1978 - NASPAA-Accredited Quality Students – Competitive Admissions Best Reputation in South Florida Outstanding Career Services Public Service Internship Option Graduate Certificates International Engagement – speakers & study abroad Alumni network of 2,800 Graduates Mission-Driven Global Competencies integrated in the curriculum
MPA student life PAA student honor society ICMA@FIU student chapter AGA@FIU student chapter
MPA tracks One professional program – Same curriculum, faculty, admission/graduation requirements – NASPAA accredited for all tracks Three tracks – Evening at MMC – Online at your fingertips – Executive at FIU@I-75 in Miramar
MPA certificates Serve as MPA specializations Five specializations/certificates – Emergency Management & Homeland Security – HR Policy and Management – International & Comparative PA – Nonprofit and Community Development – Public Finance, Procurement, & Contract Management Public management certificate for non-MPA students
MMC MPA Evening weekday program – Monday-Thursday 6:25-9:05 Traditional students and working professionals Part-Time and Full-Time options 120 students in Fall 2017-2018 Core courses are offered every semester
Online MPA Fully Online Started in Fall 2014 1-Year rotation of courses Full-Time and Part-Time 68 students in Fall 2017-2018 Interest across the State of Florida
Executive MPA Located at FIU@I-75 in Miramar Launched in 2011 Managers and executives in public and nonprofit sectors Intensive format (16 months long) – Eight weeks per course; four courses per semester – Wednesday online / Saturday whole day Cohort environment – 20 students in Fall 2017-2018 Excellent retention and graduation rates Student and alumni profile (empa.fiu.edu)
Degree requirements A total of 42 credits MPA Core Courses (24 credits) – PAD 6053 – PAD 6306 – PAD 6417 – PAD 6701 – PAD 6227 – PAD 6726 – PAD 6434 – PAD 6056 Political Social & Economic Context of PA Policy Analysis & Program Planning Human Resources Management & Policy Quantitative Applications Public Finance & the Budgetary Process Applied Research for PA Leadership & Decision Making The Practice of Public Management Elective Courses (18 credits) – Opportunity for a Certificate/Specialization – 18 credits needed for a certificate
Course offerings in bands PAD 6053 – Political, Social & Economic Context of Public Administration A/3 PAD 6417 – Human Resources Management & Policy PAD 6701 – Quantitative Methods for Policy Management PAD 6227 – Public Finance & the Budgetary Process PAD 6306 – Policy Analysis & Planning A/3 A/3 B/3 B/3 PAD 6726 – Applied Res. Methods for Accountability in Public & NonProfit Organizations (Prerequisite: PAD 6701) B/3 PAD 6434 – Leadership & Decision Making C/3 PAD 6056 – The Practice of Public Management (Prerequisite: Completion of MPA Core or last semester of coursework status) C/3
Public service internship Required for all Pre-Service students – Less than 3 years’ public and nonprofit experience – At level of administrative analyst or better
300-hour internship After 18 credits Internship agreement signed with detailed internship description and responsibilities Effective in starting a career Internship opportunities circulated – Virtual internship possible – Research/project internship possible – Paid internship possible – Internship coordinator, Mr. Dirk Hart ([email protected])
Internship placement (17-18) 16 students: Sum 2017 – 5; Fall 2018 – 4; Spring 2018 – 7 – City of Miami Beach (Local Gov), – City of North Miami Beach (Local Gov), – City of Coral Gables (Local Gov), – U.S. Census Bureau, (Federal Gov), – International Rescue Committee (NGO), – Adrienne Arsht Center (NGO), – SW Florida Regional Planning Council (Local/Regional Gov), – US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of FL (Federal Gov), – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Federal), – Office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Federal).
Graduation rates 2012-2013, 76 admitted 60.5% graduated within 2 years 75.0% graduated within 3 years 84.2% graduated within 4 years 86.8% graduated within 5 years 2013-2014, 91 admitted 54.9% graduated within 2 years 75.8% graduated within 3 years 81.3% graduated within 4 years 86.8% graduated within 5 years
MPA graduates: employers (17-18)
MPA graduates, 17-18 National or central government in the same country as the program State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program City, county, or other local government in the same country as the program Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental Nonprofit domestic-oriented Nonprofit / NGOs internationally-oriented Private Sector - research/consulting Private sector (not research/consulting) Military Service Obtaining further education Unemployed seeking employment Unemployed not seeking employment Status Unknown Total Number of Graduates MMC 3 Online 1 EMPA Total 4 18 2 2 22 5 4 12 21 3 1 2 6 5 2 2 1 7 3 1 27 64 1 7 18 1 17 35 99
Where do our graduates work?
AmeriCorps Assurant City of Hollywood City of Miami Beach Bass Museum of Art City of Miami Gardens Broadcasting Board of Governors City of Miami Springs Broward County Housing Authority City of Seminole Fire Rescue Department Broward County School Board City Year Broward County Sheriff's Office Clerk of Courts Broward Office of Inspector General Consulate General of Chile Broward Schools Continuing education Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Children and Families Department of Homeland Security, Career Source South Florida Immigration and Customs Enforcement HDR Engineering King of Fans, inc. Martin County Board of County Commissioners Mccalla Raymer State of FL Stay at home mom MD PROS Target Corporation Mercy Hospital The Doug Williams Group Miami Dade County The School Board of Broward County Miami Dade Office of the State Attorney TherapeuticsMD Miami-Dade County Public Schools Town of Golden Beach Miami-Dade Police Dept Town of Miami Lakes Moved to Berlin, Germany Dept of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation MVM, inc Neighborhood Housing Services of Child Net Dept. of State Diplomatic Security South Florida City of Boca Raton Drug-free Youth in Town Northwest Hillsborough YMCA People Acting for Community City of Coral Gables ETRADE Financial Corporation Together City of Doral Federal Bureau of Investigation Plaza Health Network City of Fort Lauderdale FIU Railroad Retirement Board Florida department of health in Broward City of Fort Lauderdale, HR Dept county Royal Caribbean Cruises Goulds Enterprises LLC (DBA: Goulds City of Hallandale Beach Travel) (DBA: Goulds Events) School Board of Broward County City of Hialeah Gulliver Schools Seminole Tribe of Florida CentralReach State Attorney's Office State Attorney's Office - Miami-Dade Town of Surfside US Immigration and Customs Enforcement US Dept of Health US Department of State US Coast Guard Vicente Ferrer Foundation Viceroy Hotel Village of Wellington YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. South FL Regional Planning Council
MPA graduates: position levels (1718)
MPA graduates: salary range (17-18)
What Jobs Do Recent MPA Graduates Hold?
Accountant Admin Assistant Analytic Linguist Assistant Chief of Police Assistant Fire Chief / EMS Coordinator Associate Planner Asst Dir of HR & FIU Libraries Asst Dir Social Services Asst to Town Attorney Asst. Director Budget Coordinator Capital Improvement Projects Coordinator Career Dev Counselor Case Analyst Case Analyst II CEO/President Chief of Staff Civil Servant Commission Aide/elected official liason Communications Coord Coordinator Criminal Intelligence Analyst International Coord Investigative Analyst Trainee Judicial Admin/Program Manager Lead, Situation Manager Legal Asst Legislative Dir, Commisioner Monestine Management intern Marina Manager Marketing and Development Manager Office Administrator Parks & Recreation Dept Director's Assistant) Operations Manager Parks Maintenance Supervisor Personnel Assistant Planning Technician Police Chief Police Lieutenant Police Major Police Officer Police Sergeant Product Development Manager Program Assistant Program Specialist
Customer service manager Deportation Officer Detective Dir of Public Affairs Director of Marketing and Public Relations Director of Training and Technical Assistance Director, Budget and HR Disability Examiner Economic Empowerment Coordinator Executive Assistant (C-Level) Executive Director Family Events Coordinator FEMA Corps Team Leader Foreclosure Manager Government operation consultant Governmental Relations Liaison Governmental Relations Liaison, Health Affairs Grant writing and research coordinator Grants Management Specialist Health and Wellness Specialist Hotel Night Manager Compensation Analyst Human Resources Specialist Human Services Administrative Coordinator Intelligence Analyst Purchasing Agent I Purchasing Director Recreation Administrator Referral Reduction Coord. Registrar & Exhibitions Manager Right of Way Agent Senior Admin Manager Senior Advisor to Latin America Senior Compliance Analyst Senior Management Analyst Supervisor Senior Secretary Senior Special Agent Sergeant Special Agent Special Investigator II - Operations Staff Director Supervisor II Supervisor-Guest services Sustainability Program Coordinator Teacher Teacher/ Coordinator of BPU Town clerk/HR Dir/Exec Asst to Town Manager Vocational Counselor Water Treatment Plant Operator Youth Counselor
Admission requirements Applicants to the MPA program must: – Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; – Submit three letters of recommendation from a faculty member at their undergraduate institution or from work supervisors; – Demonstrate graduate level writing competency by submitting an essay between 3 and 5 pages in length explaining how earning the Executive Master of Public Administration is consistent with long-term career goals; – Submit a GRE Score if their GPA in their last 60 credits of upper division coursework is less than 3.25; and – Submit a current resume
Admission data 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Applied Admitted 258 139 274 106 206 96 168 92 195 133 204 145 253 165 252 155 Admit Rate 54% 39% 47% 55% 68% 71% 65% 62% Mean GPA 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.57 3.54 Median GPA 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.52 3.56 3.58
Why choose FIU MPA? QUALITY AFFORDABILITY RELEVANCE
Best value in the South Florida Accredited by NASPAA Our MPA is ranked as #1 in South Florida and one of the top in the entire nation by the U.S. News and World Report – #10 in International Global Policy and Administration Competitive and selective Current curriculum Seminars that focus on real-life situations