PADM 6000 - Survey of Public Administration
PADM 6050 - Constitutional and Administrative Law
PADM 6100 - Public Organization Theory and Behavior
PADM 6200 - Management of Human Resources
PADM 6300 - Public Budgeting
PADM 6600 - Analytical Tools for Decision Makers
PADM 6650 - Public Policy Analysis
PADM 6750 - Program Evaluation
PADM 6020 - Geographic Information Systems for Public Management
PADM 6030 - Grant Writing and Administration
PADM 6250 - Introduction to Urban Planning
PADM 6301 - Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
PADM 6302 - Nonprofit Management
PADM 6350 - Emergency Management
PADM 6351 - Introduction to Homeland Security
PADM 6430 - Social Deviance
PADM 6432 - Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
PADM 6436 - Intimate Partner Violence
PADM 6500 - Research Methods in Public Administration
PADM 6550 - Human Services Administration
PADM 6700 - Urban Government Administration
PADM 6900 - Graduate Internship
PADM 6950 - Selected Topics
PADM 7000 - Directed Reading
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). In addition to the general MPA degree, our program currently offers a Concentration in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.
In addition to the above, students in this concentration must take:
The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate provides students with the skills specific to the nonprofit sector. It is designed to allow students to develop the necessary knowledge to manage and lead sustainable nonprofit organizations. The certificate is directed at individuals in the nonprofit field who already have a bachelor degree and are seeking to further their knowledge and abilities.
The certificate is a partnership between Augusta University’s Master of Public Administration and Master of Business Administration programs. Currently, the certificate is reserved for students earning a degree in either one of these programs.
Required courses in addition to the MPA core courses:
Students must select one of the following elective courses:
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.
*Each semester, the program offers at least one elective course.
Full-Time Students (9 hours per semester)
Part-Time Students (6 hours per semester)