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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 elective courses from any of the following courses in General Public Administration specialization, Nonprofit Management and Homeland Security and Disaster Management.  

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.