Since most MPA students are working professionals attending school part-time, courses offered each term meet once per week in the evenings. Courses are offered each fall, spring and during the summer in six-, eight-, or ten-week sessions. Students may transfer up to four graduate courses (including distance education courses) from other MPA programs.
The MPA Program is designed for part-time students who will usually register for no more than two courses during each semester. The curriculum is designed to allow most students to complete the Program in two years, but the actual rate of completion may be affected by any number of factors including the number of courses transferred and the specific courses offered during particular semesters.