The objective of the MPA program is to prepare students for public service careers. The program emphasizes the theory and practice of public management in a democratic society. There are 2 tracks in the MPA program --pre-career and in-career. Pre-career students enroll on a full-time basis and receive experiential learning through an internship and participation in a practicum. In-career students, who must have had substantial relevant administrative experience, usually enroll on a part-time basis and are not subject to the internship and practicumrequirements.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
A range of financial assistance programs from government and private institutions are available to help you afford your educational goals. The University of Cincinnati participates in Federal Title IV funding such as Stafford guaranteed student loans.