Forms and Policies


Public Administration Department Policies

Closed Class Policy (Effective October 17, 2015)



  •  Students are blocked from enrolling into closed (full) courses. Over-the-limit approvals may be issued by the instructor teaching the course. If approval is granted, a student will receive an email from the Department Assistant (DA) in the office to self-enroll in the course.



  • In general, the Department of Public Administration does not utilize wait lists for closed classes in the online MPA program. Students can enroll themselves by watching for an open spot on Titan Web.


MPA Program Transfer Credits  Policy (Effective 12/09/2019)

  • The PA Department allows students to transfer credits for graduate work done previously under a similar formal graduate degree program at an accredited regional institution. Credits transferred into a master’s program from other universities,  the Fire Executive Officer Program at the National Fire Academy, and/or UW Oshkosh master’s programs may not exceed 9 credit hours. Please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Michael Ford (; 920-424-2030) if you have questions.

MPA Credit for Prior Learning Policy (Effective 11/12/2018)

  • Credit for prior learning through portfolio assessment is an available option at the UW Oshkosh Master of Public Administration Program.  A learning portfolio is a formal written document that identifies the knowledge and skill acquired through non-formal learning/non-university experiences, and provides evidence to support a request for credit. Credit for prior learning is not granted for the experience itself, but for the verifiable learning outcomes which grew out of the experience. This credit can be granted for demonstrated learning that results from life experiences (e.g., employment, volunteer work, community service, government service, military service/training). The student’s learning must relate to the learning outcomes in a particular course or courses in the MPA program. The learning which occurred as a result of these experiences must be validated in accordance with this policy to ensure it is equivalent to that acquired at the graduate level in terms of quality and outcomes. Please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Michael Ford (; 920-424-2030) if you have questions.


Public Administration

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Oshkosh, WI 54901



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Phone: (920) 424-2030
Program Coordinator:
Dr. Michael Ford |
Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm