Academics

Degree Requirements (42 credits)

MPA CORE COURSES (24 credits)

  • PAD 6053: Political, Social & Economic Context of Public Administration
  • PAD 6306: Policy Analysis & Program Planning
  • PAD 6417: Human Resources Management and Policy
  • PAD 6701: Quantitative Applications
  • PAD 6227: Public Finance & Budgetary Process
  • PAD 6434: Leadership & Decision Making
  • PAD 6726: Applied Research Methods for Accountability In Public & Non Profit Organizations
  • PAD 6056: The Practice of Public Management

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (18 credits)

Three Required Courses:

  • URP 5426: Emergency Management and Planning
  • PAD 6299: Homeland Security Management for State and Local Government
  • PAD 6379: Homeland Security Risk ASssessment

Three Elective Courses, from the following:

  • URP 6315: Introduction for Urban Planning Growth Management
  • PAD 5443: The Public Administrator and Media Relations
  • PAD 5043: Government and Minority Group Relations
  • PAD 6605: Administrative Law
  • PAD 6710: IT and E-government
  • PAD 6717: GIS Applications for Urban Management
  • CPO 6771: Politics of Disaster
  • DSC 6020: Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • EVR 5122: Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability
  • GIS 5935: Topics in Geographic Information System
  • INR 6067: Human Security
  • MAN 6706: Crisis Management
  • PHC 6251: Disaster and Emergency Epidemiology
  • PHC 6374: Environmental Disasters and Human Health
  • SYG 6932: Special Topics in Disaster Studies
  • PAD 5934: Contemporary Issues (subject to approval)
  • PAD 5946: Internship

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Policy and Management (15 credits)

Three Required Courses:

  • PAD 6417: Human Resource Policy and Management
  • PAD 5427: Collective Bargaining and the Public Sector
  • PAD 6605: Administrative Law

Two Elective Courses, from the following:

  • PAD 5043: Government and Minority Group Relations
  • PAD 5435: Administration and the Role of Women
  • PAD 5460: Productivity Improvement
  • PAD 5616: Contracting and Managing Third Party Governments
  • PAD 6436: Professionalism and Ethics
  • PAD 6156: Applied Organization Theory and Behavior
  • PAD 5934: Contemporary Issues (subject to approval)
  • PAD 6946: Internship

Graduate Certificate in Community Development (18 credits)

Three Required Courses:

  • URP 6315: Introduction to Urban Planning and Growth Management
  • PAD 5805: Economic Development and Urban Revitalization
  • URP 5426: Emergency Management and Planning

Three Elective Courses, from the following:

  • PAD 6399: Homeland Security Management for State and Local Government
  • PAD 6379: Homeland Security Risk Assessment
  • PAD 6807: Urban and Municipal Government Administration
  • PAD 6306: Policy Analysis and Program Planning
  • PAD 6710: IT and E-Government
  • PAD 6717: GIS Applications for Urban Management
  • REE 6715: Regional Real Estate Development
  • REE 6045: Real Estate Markets, Institutions and Practices
  • PAD 5934: Contemporary Issues (subject to approval)
  • PAD 6946: Internship

Graduate Certificate in Public Management (15 credits)

Required Courses:

  • PAD 6053: Political, Social, and Economic Context of PA
  • PAD 6156: Applies Organization Theory and Behavior
  • PAD 6227: Public Finance and Budgetary Process
  • PAD 6306: Policy Analysis and Program Planning
  • PAD 6807: Urban and Municipal Government Administration

Graduate Certificate in Public Finance, Procurement and Contract Management (18 credits)

Three Required Courses:

  • PAD 6227: Public Finance & Budgetary Process
  • PAD 6209: Financial Management
  • PAD 6855: Introduction to Public Procurement
  • PAD 6856: Contract and Project Management

Three Elective Courses, from the following:

  • PAD 5256: Public Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • PAD 5460: Advanced Management Techniques
  • PAD 6436: Professionalism and Ethics
  • PAD 6605: Administrative Law and Procedures
  • PAD 6710: IT and E-government
  • PAD 5934: Contemporary Issues
  • PAD 6946: Internship

Graduate Certificate in International and Comparative Public Administration (18 credits)

Three Required Courses:

  • PAD 6836: International Public Administration
  • PAD 6838: Development Administration
  • PAD 6436: Professionalism and Ethics

Three Elective Courses, from the following:

  • GEO 5557: Globalization
  • GEO 6603: Cities & Regions in Global Perspective
  • INR 5507: International Organizations
  • INR 6010: Global Governance
  • POS 5146: Seminar inn Urban Politics
  • PAD 5934: Contemporary Issues
  • PAD 6946: Internship