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PA/PAH 509 Organizational Experience

The organizational experience (PA/PAH 509) is a culminating experience for the MPA, MPA:HA, and MPH:HMP programs. The PA/PAH 509 class typically involves the student working on an administrative or management issue confronting a public, nonprofit or health services organization. It is an opportunity for the student to relate her/his academic experience in the master's program to relate her/his academic experience in the master's program to practice.

Students may take the organizational experience any time after they have successfully completed at least 42 graduate credits in their master's program at PSU. Students must attend the orientation prior to making arrangements for their organizational experience. Orientation is offered two to three times each quarter (except Summer) please see calendar for details.  A list of previous 509 placements can be found here.

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