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Public Administration Sample Curriculum

Core Courses:

  • Dimensions of Public Administration

  • Problem-Solving Methods for Modern Management

  • Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

  • Research Theory

  • Organizational Dynamics

  • Human Resources Administration and Personnel Systems

  • Policy and Program Analysis

  • Administrative Law

  • Practitioner's Seminar in Administration

  • Professional Contribution


Course Electives:

The remaining 12 credits are pursued related to the student's specific area of interest, background, and experience.  Elective courses may include:

  • Organizational Communication

  • Ethics in Management

  • The Grantsmanship Process

  • Strategic Planning

  • State and Local Administration

  • Public Sector Labor Relations

  • Computer Application of Social Science Data

  • Special Topics (Intensive short courses, variable credit) 

  • Ethics in Management

  • The Grantsmanship Process

  • Strategic Planning

  • Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

  • Issues of Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

  • Fundraising in Nonprofit Organizations

  • Strategic Marketing

  • Program Assessment and Evaluation