Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

University of Alaska Anchorage

Comprehensive Exam

The comprehensive Exam is required to be taken by all MPA students before graduation. Offered every Fall and Spring on the Friday before classes begin, the test takes place on campus in a computer lab from 830a-1230p.

Upon completion of all of the MPA core classes, students should take the Comprehensive Exam. The exam covers a wide range of materials that were covered in those classes. Students must complete and pass the exam before the student can take the Capstone.

Dr. Greg Protasel has compiled resources available at the following link to help students prepare for the exam:

Comprehensive Exam Resource Website