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 four program tracks, which specify the remaining course work in their program. The student may choose from specialized tracks in public management, public safety, healthcare administration, and non-profit management.

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 News

January 23, 2019

Congratulations to Assistant City Manager Sylvia Carrillo for Certificate in City Management

Congratulations to Assistant City Manager Sylvia Carrillo, TAMUCC MPA Alumna, recognized at the Corpus Christi City Council Meeting for being only the second person in Texas […]
November 16, 2018

Congrats to City Employee, Isidoro Prado, MPA student at TAMUCC! #CityChampion

Congratulations to grant writing student Isidoro Prado, who wrote two successful grant applications to the Texas Department of State Health Services on behalf of the Nueces […]
July 14, 2017

5 City Employees Chosen for the 2017 MPA Scholarships

This fall, five City employees will be furthering their education after being awarded a scholarship for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Texas A&M […]

Scholarship Guidelines and Eligibility:

  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. This is a one-time award for the 2019 – 2020 academic year at TAMUCC
  4. Must be able to qualify for enrollment and enroll in the TAMUCC Master of Public Administration Program meeting all requirements for graduate enrollment.
  5. The award amount from TAMUCC is $2,000; to be awarded in the fall semester ($1,000 fall semester and $1,000 spring semester). To receive spring funds the applicant must have a 3.0 GPA from all course work.
  6. The award amount from The City of Corpus Christi is $2,000; to be awarded in the fall semester ($1,000 fall semester and $1,000 spring semester). To receive spring funds the applicant must have a 3.0 GPA from all course work.
  7. Applicants receiving other University scholarships for an amount below $2,000 are eligible for this scholarship. However, for those receiving this scholarship, the total amount of all TAMUCC scholarships cannot exceed $2,000 ($1,000 for Fall 2019 and $1,000 for Spring 2020).
  8. Applicants cannot receive this scholarship in addition to University teaching or research assistantships in the academic year 2019-2020.
  9. Continuing students will have the opportunity to apply for departmental and university scholarship and financial aid in subsequent years.
  10. Applicant must be a new graduate admission in Fall 2019 who has a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher or who has a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  11. No GRE is required.
  12. Must be a U.S. resident.
  13. Applicant must register for a minimum of 6 hours each semester in the MPA program.
  14. Applications received by June 15 will receive priority processing.

Your Estimated Budget for Tuition and Fees

Dr. Beth Rauhaus
MPA Coordinator and
Assistant Professor of Public
Administration Dept. of Social Sciences

HOW TO APPLY FOR 2019 – 2020:

– STEP 1: Fill out the interest form below for scholarship consideration by Monday, July 29, 2019
– STEP 2: Apply for Admission to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by Monday, July 29, 2019

IMPORTANT: The deadline to apply is Monday, July 29, 2019. Please note that you MUST complete both steps by July 29, 2019.

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