The Masters in Public Administration Program: Sample Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
First SemesterCredit Hours
POL 601 Budget and Financial Management and Administration 3
POL 622 Introduction to Graduate Public Administration 3
POL 696 Special Topics In Public Administration, Policy And Law (Administering Global Governance) 3
POL 696 Special Topics In Public Administration, Policy And Law (Equity and Diversity) 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
POL 610 Political Analysis 3
POL 646 Public Policy Analysis and Administration 3
POL 654 Politics and Ethics,Advanced CHI II for Graduate Research 3
POL 696 Special Topics In Public Administration, Policy And Law(Policy Analysis) 3
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
POL 651 Productivity in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors 3
 Credit Hours3
Year Two
Fourth Semester
POL 619 Introduction To Game Theory For Political Science 3
POL 647 Human Resource Management in Public Service 3
POL 658 From Electronic Government To Digital Governance 3
POL 671 Political Environment of Business 3
 Credit Hours12
Fifth Semester
POL 606 Organizational Dynamics and Management 3
POL 624 Non-Profit Organizations: Law, Policy, and Management 3
POL 656 Public Service Internship 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours48
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36 to 48 credit hours at the graduate level, depending on government management experience and academic preparation.  

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Completion of core and specialized track course requirements as specified by the POL Department in consultation with the student’s career goals and interests.

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 An option exists for those students who wish to complete in five years their Political Science Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Public Administration. Contact POL Department for details.

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 All other requirements as stated in sections Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree and General Information.