The MPA curriculum is delivered through traditional classroom courses, online courses, and hybrid courses (half online, half in classroom). Classes are scheduled to meet the needs of students working during the day. Traditional classroom courses meet once per week, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays; hybrid courses meet on these evenings, but every other week.
Courses are scheduled on a predictable rotation so that full-time students can complete the degree in two academic years. Full-time students typically take three courses per semester (fall and spring), plus their professional development requirement (see below) at any time during the course of study, including summer semesters. Part-time students usually complete the program within three or four years.