Master of Public Administration Curriculum

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MPA Curriculum

Total of 30 credit hours 

5 Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PADM 501: Principles of Public Administration (3 credits)

PADM 502: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

PADM 503: Human Resource Management (3 credits)

PADM 504: Research Methodology (3 credits)

PADM 505: Public Budgeting and Finance (3 credits)

Electives (12 credit hours)

Students can choose four courses from any of the following:

PADM 506: Law and Public Affairs (3 credits)

PADM 507: Ethics (3 credits)

PADM 508: Communication, Strategic Planning, and Organizational Dynamics (3 credits)

PADM 509: Introduction to Nonprofit Sector (3 credits)

PADM 510: Fundraising and Grants Writing in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)

PADM 511: Program Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits)

PADM 512: Issues in National Security (3 credits)

PADM 513: Introduction to Homeland Security (3 credits)

PADM 514: Domestic and International Terrorism (3 credits)

PADM 515: International Relations and Globalization (3 credits)

PADM 516: American Foreign Policy (3 credits)

PADM 517: Intelligence for Homeland Security (3 credits)

PADM 518: Natural Disaster (3 credits)

PADM 519: Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action (3 credits)

PADM 520: Emergency Management and Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)

PADM 521: Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation (3 credits)

PADM 522: Information Security, Technology, and Risk Management (3 credits)

PADM 596: Internship (3 credits)

Capstone (3 credits)

PADM 600: Learning, Experiencing, Applying, and Discussing (LEAD) Project: Final project to apply all that you had learned during the program in a final research project addressed to resolve an administrative issue. Prerequisite: PADM 504 (Research Methodology) and IRB approval of research proposal.

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