Students are encouraged to plan and track their coursework on a Course Planning Form. This form, and consultations with an MPA advisor, eliminates the possibility of taking courses that do not fulfill program requirements and maximizes the utility of the courses in which students enroll.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|PADM 6000||Historical and Legal Foundations of American Public Administration||3|
|PADM 6180||The Political and Economic Environment of Public Administration||3|
|PADM 6060||Analytical Methods||3|
|PADM 6070||Quantitative Data Analysis||3|
|PADM 6080||Organizational Theory and Behavior||3|
|PADM 6390||Managing Public Performance and Information Technology||3|
|Various||Areas of Concentration Health Care Administration Human Resources Administration Nonprofit Leadership Administration Law Public Management: Local Gov't Admin. Public Management: State Agency Admin.;||18|
|PADM 6800||Project Paper Seminar||3|
|PADM 7120||Professional Field Experience||3|
The following sequence of courses is strongly recommended to students in the MPA program. PADM 6000: Historical and Legal Foundations of Public Administration, PADM 6180: The Political and Economic Environment of Public Administration, and PADM 6070: Quantitative Data Analysis should be among the first courses taken. PADM 6390: Managing Public Performance and Information Technology should be taken after completing at least PADM 6180: The Political and Economic Environment of Public Administration and PADM 6080: Organizational Theory and Behavior, unless otherwise approved by the student's advisor. PADM 6060: Analytical Methods should be taken near the end of the program, shortly before PADM 6800: Project Paper Seminar. Due to course scheduling, it is understood that this sequence may not always be rigidly followed. In order to complete the program in the least amount of time, students should plan to take Core and concentration courses concurrently. It is recommended that students meet with the advisor upon entry into the program to develop a personalized course plan.