There are three distinct academic calendars for the three MPA program formats. Students should be aware of the differences in the academic calendar for course schedules. In addition, University processes such as Financial Aid operates on the University academic calendar. Students must be clear on the different deadlines for each format.
The MPA Public Management concentration has four 12-week sessions in one calendar year. The session dates are as follows:
2017 Session Dates
Session 1 - Spring 2017: January 9 to April 2
Session 2 - Summer 2017: April 3 to June 25
Session 3 - Fall 2017: July 3 to September 24
Session 4 - Fall 2017: September 25 to December 17
Please click here to view the MPA Public Management Online courses scheduled.
The specialized concentrations online format has three sessions in one calendar year. Each session has two 8 week terms. The session dates are as follows:
2017 Session Dates
Spring 2017 Term 1: January to March 5
Spring 2017 Term 2: March 6 to April 30
Summer 2017 Term 1: May 1 to June 25
Summer 2017 Term 2: July 3 to August 27
Fall 2017 Term 1: August 28 to October 22
Fall 2017 Term 2: October 23 to December 17
Please click here to view the specialized concentration courses scheduled.
The on campus MPA format follows the University Academic Calendar of three semesters per calendar year, but MPA graduate classes are only held in the Fall and Spring semesters. This is a cohort style program and students may only take two MPA courses per semester for a total of 6 units of graduate study. The program takes three years to complete and consists of 6 semesters of study (Fall & Spring Only).
The semester dates are as follows:
Spring 2017: January 21 to May 19
2017-2018 - Tentative Schedule
Fall 2017: August 19 to December 18
Spring 2018: January 20 - May 23
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