Public Administration, M.P.A .- Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  In addition, a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for graduation. The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/political-science/programs

Program Requirements - 36 or 39 credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Core Requirements - 24 or 27 Credits
MPA 500 - Foundations of Public Administration
Program Assessment and Evaluation. Choose 1 course from:
          PSC 501 - Research Methods in Political Science
          PCH 577 - Program Planning and Evaluation
Research Methods and Policy Analysis. Choose 1 course from:
          PSC 527 - Seminar in Public Policy  
          SWK  511 Social Welfare Policy Analysis
Organizational Behavior and Theory. Choose 1 course from:
          MBA 504- Organizational Behavior
          SWK  560 - Social Administration
MBA 532 - Human Resources Management
MBA 541 - Budgeting and Financial Management
Public Management, Leadership, and Accountability. Choose 1 course from:
          PSC 512 - Public Leadership
          PCH 549 - Public Health Leadership
          REC 577 - Leadership Development
          SWK 538 - Leadership and Management: Theory and Practice
MPA 597 - Public Administration Internship (6 credits, 3 credits waived w/1+ year of managerial exp.)

Concentration Requirements - 9 Credits
Choose any 3 courses from the following list:
CRM 505 - GIS I
HIS 563 - History of Urban America
PSC 507 - Presidents, Bureaucracy & Policy
PSC 508 - Seminar in Comparative Politics
PSC 511 - State & Local Government
PSC 526 - Race & Ethnicity in American Politics
PSC 552 - Urban Politics
PSC 557 - Seminar in Urban Affairs 
PSC 589 - Metropolitan Government
REC 599 - Grantsmanship 
     or IDS 553 - Grant Writing and Funding Sources

Capstone Requirements - 3 Credits
MPA 595 - Public Administration Capstone