Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Bringing the dream of a post-baccalaureate education closer to reality is what the City of Corpus Christi Employee Education Assistance Program helps fund. As the cost to attend colleges and universities continue to rise, the City supports a range of opportunities to ensure our employees have the chance to pursue higher education.

Through partnership with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Master’s in Public Administration program, when possible, the City of Corpus Christi makes the best effort to provide our employees with the Student Success Scholarship – a 100% scholarship program for 12 credit hours of the 36 credit hour Master’s program, exclusively for employee of the City of Corpus Christi.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi provided the scholarship at 50% and the City matched for the other 50% so that the employees

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi provides the scholarship at 50% and the City matches so the employees get a 100% scholarship to the MPA program. The total award is $4,000 per employee per year ($2,000 contributed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and $2,000 contributed by The City of Corpus Christi education assistance program).

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed to prepare students for managerial careers in the public and not-for-profit sectors of the economy. The MPA has been designed to meet the needs of full-time employees wishing to earn their degree through part-time study. Students in the program will take a core of eight courses in order to increase their understanding of administrative theory, policy making, data analysis, public budgeting and finance, and human resource management.

Additionally, each student will select one of five program tracks, which specify the remaining course work in their program. The student may choose from specialized tracks in public management, non-profit management, security studies, health care administration, and environmental science.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of public administration and the ability to evaluate and interpret them in the context of the Texas Coastal Bend community, the state and the nation;
  • demonstrate the ability to interpret, evaluate and present qualitative and quantitative data, develop lines of argument and make sound judgments in accordance with theories and concepts of public administration;
  • evaluate the appropriateness of policy and management options related to the public sectors and communicate results accurately, reliably and with structured coherent arguments;
  • conduct and implement budgeting operations, policy and program analysis; and
  • value lifelong learning in order to develop new skills within a public management environment.

MPA Scholarship Program News

July 20, 2016

MPA Scholarship Graduate – Captain Jason Brady

Captain Jason Brady City of Corpus Christi Police Department Awarded MPA Scholarship: May 2014 MPA Graduation: May 2016 “I was honored and grateful to be selected […]
July 6, 2014

MPA Scholarship Awarded to Seven Employees

Bringing the dream of a post-baccalaureate education closer to reality is what the City of Corpus Christi Employee Education Assistance Program helps fund. As the cost […]
June 26, 2014

Seven City Employees Awarded $4,000 Scholarships

  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Seven City of Corpus Christi employees, who recently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Texas A&M University-Corpus […]

Eligibility for Consideration:

  1. Must be a City of Corpus Christi employee employed in a full-time budgeted position.
  2. Must be a City of Corpus Christi employee in good standing with their department and the City organization as determined by Human Resources employee records.
  3. Must be able to qualify for enrollment and enroll in the TAMUCC Master of Public Administration Program, meeting all requirements for graduate enrollment.
  4. Applicant must be a new graduate admission of the MPA program
  5. Cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher or who has a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  6. Must be a U.S. Resident.
  7. Applicant must register for a minimum of 6 hours each semester in the MPA program
  8. Applicants should be employed in a position or organization that focuses on public sector policy or management issues will be given priority consideration.

HOW TO APPLY FOR 2017 – 2018:

– STEP 1: Fill out the interest form below for scholarship consideration by Monday, May 22, 2017
– STEP 2: Apply for Admission to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by Monday, May 22, 2017

IMPORTANT: The deadline to apply is Monday, May 22, 2017

Fill out my online form.

Dr. Dan Jorgensen
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Professor of Public Administration
(361) 825-3269