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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, Emergency Management, M.P.A.

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Requirements for a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

II. Concentration* Courses: 12 Sem. Hrs.

Four courses selected from the options described under each concentration listed below.

III. Elective Courses: 6 Sem. Hrs.

Two courses selected in consultation with advisor and concentration coordinator. Students who are not current working professionals in the field or without substantive management experience in public administration are encouraged to select PAD 5340: Leadership/Managerial Internship as one of their two elective courses.

Total: 39-42 Sem. Hrs.


Students may select their concentration at initial program enrollment; otherwise, the designation should be completed during their initial semesters, prior to enrolling in electives. Each concentration, along with requirements, is described below. Students should make specific class selection within each concentration’s general requirements, along with general electives, in consultation with their advisor and concentration coordinator.

Emergency Management: 12 Sem. Hrs.

Concentration coordinators: Emergency Management - Dr. Robert Schneider

Emergency Management is a complex, multidisciplinary array of critical planning and implementation activities that are directly related to the roles that administrators and public managers play in preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating the impacts of the risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural and manmade disasters. In the context of an all hazards approach, this concentration is designed to enhance the planning capabilities for those directly involved in emergency management responsibilities as well as for all public administration professionals who play a role in the building of sustainable hazard resilient communities.

Elective Course-Choose three of the following (9 hours):

Students must take three additional (9 Hours) 5000 level or above EMG or EMGS courses.

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