Global Management MPA Options

The Global Management MPA option is for students sponsored by an international institution with which the Truman School has a memorandum of agreement (Korea Government, KDI Policy School, Korea University).  The GRE is not required for these programs.

Global Management – Mid Career MPA (33 Credits)

Students in the two-year Global Management MPA program complete the following program of study:

Fall Semester 2019 – 3 classes (9 credit hours)

  • Graduate Program Success
  • PA 8282: Practicum in Public Affairs
    This course is designed to introduce international graduate students to American Politics through readings, class discussions, presentations and writing assignments. Since the midterm Congressional elections will be held this November, we will pay close attention to various aspects of the campaign: issues, campaign events, public opinion, election administration, and the process of US elections. In addition to improving students’ understanding of US and state government, the structure of the class meetings and assignments is designed to advance students’ English language and discussion skills.

Spring Semester 2020– 3 or 4 classes (9-12 credit hours)

  • PA 8170 Public Policy Processes and Strategies
  • PA 8190 Economic Analysis for Public Policy
  • PA 8160: Organizational Dynamics and Leadership (4T in Jefferson City)
  • PA 8530: Strategic Management of Public Service Organizations

Option: Summer Semester 2020

  • PA 8530: Strategic Management of Public Service Organizations online

Fall Semester 2020 – 3 classes (9 credit hours)

  • PA 8150: Collaborative Governance (possibly online)
  • PA 8185: Research Methods and Inquiry in Public Affairs (Jefferson City)
  • PA 8210: Public Service and Democracy

Spring Semester 2021– 3 classes (9 credit hours)

  • Elective course (on campus)
  • Elective course (on campus)
  • PA 8211: Capstone
    For the Global Management Program Students, the capstone project is individualized and will focus on a public affairs topic related to the US and Korea. Students will make a short presentation of their research findings at the end of the semester.

 One-year “1+1” program with the KDI Policy School

Students in the KDI program take 24 credits at the University of Missouri.  With two courses transferred from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, the required 30 credit hours of graduate coursework are completed within one calendar year.

Spring Semester 2019 – 4 classes (12 credits)

  • PA 8170: Public Policy Processes
  • PA 8530: Strategic Management of Public Service Organizations
  • Elective course
  • Elective course

Fall Semester 2019 – 4 classes (12 credits)

  • PA 8160: Organizational Dynamics and Leadership
  • PA 8210: Public Service and Democracy
  • PA 8150: Collaborative Governance
  • Elective course

Transfer courses from KDI School to be applied to TSPA program of study

  • MCD002: Introduction to Research Methods (substitute for PA 8185 Research Methods and Inquiry in Public Affairs)
  • MCA002: Analysis of Market and Public Policy (substitute for PA 8195 Economic Analysis for Public Affairs)