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Programs of Study

The Master of Public Administration requires the satisfactory completion of 36 semester hours of course work.  The program of study must include the prescribed courses of the core curriculum and electives. Students who have little or no public or nonprofit agency experience will take the internship course in lieu of one elective course. Students must complete all 36 hours within a six year period.

Required Courses for students pursuing the general degree:

 PADM 6000, Survey of Public Administration (3)

PADM 6050, Seminar on Constitutional and Administrative Law (3)

PADM 6100, Organization Theory and Behavior (3)

PADM 6200, Human Resources Management (3)

PADM 6300, Public Budgeting (3)

PADM 6600, Tools for Decision Makers (3)

PADM 6650, Public Policy Analysis (3)

PADM 6750, Public Program Evaluation (3)

Required Courses for students in the Criminal Justice Concentration

In addition to the above, students in this concentration must take:

PADM/CRJU 6430, Social Deviance

PADMCRJU 6436, Intimate Partner Violence OR PADM/CRJU 6432, Juvenile

Delinquency and Justice

Electives

Students in the general degree program take 12 hours of electives (or 9 hours of electives and the internship class if the internship is required).  Students in the CJ concentration take 6 hours of electives (or 3 hours of electives and the internship class if the internship is required).

Exit Requirement (for the general degree and all tracks)

PADM 6750, Program Evaluation.  PADM 6750 will ideally be taken in the student’s last semester in the program.  In that class, students will participate in a team, service-learning project.  Successful completion of the project will serve as the program’s exit requirement.

Typical MPA Course Rotation

Core Courses* 

Fall

Spring

Summer

PADM 6000, Survey of Public Administration

PADM 6000, Survey of Public Administration

PADM 6300, Public Budgeting

PADM 6050, Constitution & Administrative Law

PADM 6100, Organizational Theory & Behavior

PADM 6900, Internship (for those students needing one)

PADM 6200,Human Resource Management

PADM 6650, Public Policy Analysis

 

PADM 6600, Tools for Decision Makers

PADM 6600, Tools for Decision Makers

 

PADM 6750, Public Program Evaluation

PADM 6750, Public Program Evaluation

 

 

PADM 6900, Internship (for those students needing one)

 

 

 

 

*Each semester, the program offers at least one elective course.

Criminal Justice Concentration 

Fall

Spring

Summer

PADM/CRJU 6436, Intimate Partner Violence (Even years) OR PADM/CRJU 6432, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (Odd)

PADM/CRJU 6430, Deviance Theory

 

Possible Course Sequence for Full-Time and Part-Time Students

Full-Time Students (9 hours per semester)

Part-Time Students (6 hours per semester)

Fall Year 1

PADM 6000, Survey of Public Administration

 

PADM 6600, Tools for Decision Makers

 

Elective

Fall Year 1

PADM 6000, Survey of Public Administration

 

PADM 6600, Tools for Decision Makers

 

Spring Year 1

PADM 6100, Organizational Theory & Behavior

 

PADM 6650, Public Policy Analysis

 

Elective

Spring Year 1

PADM 6100, Organizational Theory & Behavior

 

PADM 6650, Public Policy Analysis

 

Summer Year 1

PADM 6300, Public Budgeting

 

Summer Year 1

PADM 6300, Public Budgeting

 

Elective

 

Fall Year 2

PADM 6050, Constitutional & Administrative Law

PADM 6200, Human Resource Management

 

Elective

Fall Year 2

PADM 6050, Constitutional & Administrative Law

PADM 6200, Human Resource Management

Spring Year 2

PADM 6750, Public Program Evaluation

 

PADM 6900 Internship (if needed) or elective

 

Elective

Spring Year 2

PADM 6900 Internship (if needed) or elective

 

Elective

 

Fall Year 3

PADM 6750, Public Program Evaluation

 

Elective

 

 


 
 


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