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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