The UH MPA program focuses on the management side in the public sector. The total core curriculum consists of eight courses or 26 hours. Three of the remaining four courses are electives oriented to your specialization. The Capstone Problem Project, PUBL 6325, is the final course. This results in an overall total of 12 courses or 38 hours for the MPA degree. The electives are tailored to the students’ specialty needs. A full time student should be able to complete the coursework in two school years.