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

36 to 48 credit hours at the graduate level, depending on government management experience and academic preparation.  


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


 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.


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