Course scheduling takes place in October and March (combined for summer and fall) of each academic year. The department notifies students by e-mail when sign-up begins. If your UGA e-mail account is not your primary account, please ensure that your UGA e-mail is forwarded to your primary account. Because many of our students are working professionals, we also offer appointments by phone.
Independent Study Courses
Students must arrange independent study courses directly with individual professors and then submit an independent study form to Melody Herrington. Independent study courses will not be authorized if a student can take the same course in a conventional format in this department or another department on campus. Please check the complete listing of UGA courses before seeking an independent study course. For a list of suggested courses by specialization, see the "Electives" section of the MPA Program Guide.
Electives for Second-Year MPA Students
Approval must be obtained from Dr. Andrew Whitford if you plan to take an elective that is not listed on the curriculum guide. If permission of department is required for a class outside of the department, contact the graduate coordinator of the home department of the course you plan to take. For a list of suggested courses by specialization, see the "Electives" section of the MPA Program Guide.