MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FORT WORTH CITY COHORT

The 39-hour cohort program is tailored to the specific needs of local governments and includes an emphasis in economic development and urban planning-related courses.

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City of Fort Worth employees will attend daytime classes just steps from City Hall, at UTA’s conveniently located downtown Fort Worth Center. Classes will meet on Fridays from 3pm to 5:50pm, with the remaining coursework to be completed online.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MPA Fort Worth City Cohort students take one, eight-week class at a time with two in Fall and Spring terms and one in Summer. The last class, 5399 Capstone, is an applied group project and is sixteen weeks. Classes are Fridays, 3-5:50 PM at UTA Fort Worth. Online learning supplements the onsite classes (note: there are no required live online classes). For more general information about the UTA MPA, see our full program overview.

Required Core Classes (30 hours)

PAPP 5302 Foundations of Urban Research and Analysis
PAPP 5309 Intergovernmental Relations
PAPP 5320 Public Organization Theory
PAPP 5326 Public Budgeting
PAPP 5329 Financial Management in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors
PAPP 5345 Evaluation Research
PAPP 5350 Public Administration
PAPP 5351 Public Human Resources
PAPP 5358 Ethics in the Public Service
PAPP 5399 Public Administration Capstone

ECONOMIC and SUSTAINABILITY EMPHASIS
PAPP 5321 Urban Management

PAPP 5334 Managing Economic Development
PLAN 5363 Leadership and Communication 

COSTS

Sponsoring local governments reimburse most tuition and fees. For example, a City of Fort Worth employee can complete the degree for $7,100[1] after up to $5,250 a calendar year in reimbursement. Employees may also apply for additional financial aid (e.g., veteran’s benefits) as qualified. 

NEXT STEP

Attend an upcoming information session – REGISTER HERE

CONTACT US

James Brown, Academic Recruiter 
james.brown2@uta.edu
Phone: 817-272-5750 
Text: 855-202-6815

Dr. David Coursey, MPA Program Director
dcoursey@uta.edu

Daisy Valk-Lopez, Recruitment Coordinator
daisy.valklopez@uta.edu
Phone: 817-272-5956

 


[1] Based on tuition and fees as of Spring 2021 for Texas resident tuition. Does not include other costs such as books. See your government’s HR staff for reimbursement program details, rules, and reimbursement schedule.

APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Contact MPA Advisor: Karolyn Field - 817.272.5008 (kfield@uta.edu)