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Department of Political Science

MPA Area of Emphasis (6 Credit Hours)

Each student must develop a particular emphasis. Detailed below are several areas of emphasis which we highly recommend to our students. Students wishing to propose other emphases may do so with the advice and consent of the Director of Graduate Studies. 

PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCE
MANGT 596 Business, Government & Society  
ECON 633Public Finance
POLSC 739Intergovernmental Relations
POLSC 740Non-Profit Financial Management

 

PLANNING
POLSC 618Urban Politics
PLAN 720Infrastructure Plan Implementation
PLAN 730Planing Administration
PLAN 815Planning Theory, Ethics and Practice

 

SECURITY STUDIES
POLSC 812Fundamentals of Security          
POLSC 813International Security
POLSC 814Transnational Security

 

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
POLSC 618   Urban Politics
POLSC 620     State and Local Government
POLSC 739Intergovernmental Relations
POLSC 799Pro-Seminar: Executive Leadership Problems