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Program of Study

Course Sequencing

In order to complete the program in 2 years, students should complete their coursework in the sequence that is outlined in their program of study. In their first semester, all MPA students are expected to register for PADM 60371 Graduate Introduction to Public Administration (1st seven week session) and PADM 60381 Methods in Public Administration (2nd seven week session).  In subsequent semesters, students should follow the program of study that is designated for their term of admission (Fall Admit, Spring Admit, or Summer Admit). 

Students that are required to complete an internship should register for PADM 60392 Internship in Public Administration after at least one full year in the program.  During the semester in which they complete the 15 week internship course, students should also expect to complete the two 7 week courses designated in their program of study for that semester.  Students consult with their advisor and the MPA Internship Coordinator to determine the appropriate semester in which to complete this requirement.   

Program of Study for Students Admitted Fall Semester:

 

Fall Admit Program of Study

 

Term

 

7 week session

PADM 60371 Graduate Introduction to Public Administration

First Fall

1st

PADM 60381 Methods in Public Administration

First Fall

2nd

PADM 60377 Public Budgeting and Financial Management

First Spring

1st

PADM 60375 Public Personnel Administration

First Spring

2nd

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

First Summer

1st

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

First Summer

2nd

PADM 60574 Strategic Planning

Second Fall

1st

PADM 60470 Personal Accountability in the Public Service  

Second Fall

2nd

PADM 60379 Program Evaluation

Second Spring

1st

PADM 60386 Public Sector IT Management

Second Spring

2nd

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

Second Summer

1st

PADM 60492 Capstone Seminar

Second Summer

15 weeks

 

MPA Internship (required for pre-service students)

 

PADM 60392 Internship in Public Administration

TBD

15 weeks

 

Program of Study for Students Admitted Spring Semester:

 

Spring Admit Program of Study

 

 

Term

 

7 week session

PADM 60371 Graduate Introduction to Public Administration

First Spring

1st

PADM 60381 Methods in Public Administration

First Spring

2nd

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

First Summer

1st

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

First Summer

2nd

PADM 60377 Public Budgeting and Financial Management

First Fall

1st

PADM 60375 Public Personnel Administration

First Fall

2nd

PADM 60379 Program Evaluation

Second Spring

1st

PADM 60386 Public Sector IT Management

Second Spring

2nd

PADM 60574 Strategic Planning

Second Summer

1st

PADM 60470 Personal Accountability in the Public Service  

Second Summer

2nd

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

Second Fall

1st

PADM 60492 Capstone Seminar

Second Fall

15 weeks

 

MPA Internship (required for pre-service students)

 

PADM 60392 Internship In Public Administration

TBD

15 weeks

 

Program of Study for Students Admitted Summer Semester:

 

Summer Admit Program of Study

 

 

Term

 

7 week session

PADM 60371 Graduate Introduction to Public Administration

First Summer

1st

PADM 60381 Methods in Public Administration

First Summer

2nd

PADM 60574 Strategic Planning

First Fall

1st

PADM 60470 Personal Accountability in the Public Service  

First Fall

2nd

PADM 60379 Program Evaluation

First Spring

1st

PADM 60386 Public Sector IT Management

First Spring

2nd

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

Second Summer

1st

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

Second Summer

2nd

PADM 60377 Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Second Fall

1st

PADM 60375 Public Personnel Administration

Second Fall

2nd

PADM Elective (chosen in consultation with advisor)

Second Spring 

1st

PADM 60492 Capstone Seminar

Second Spring

15 weeks

 

MPA Internship (required for pre-service students)


PADM 60392 Internship

TBD

15 weeks