MPA Area of Specialization (6 Credit Hours)

Each student must develop a particular specialization through additional course work which is often interdisciplinary in nature. Detailed below are several areas of specialization which we highly recommend to our students. Students wishing to propose other specializations may do so with the advice and consent of the Director of Graduate Studies.


ADVANCED PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
POLSC 650Not-For-Profit Finance and Management 
POLSC 739Intergovernmental Relations
POLSC 799    Pro-Seminar: Executive Leadership Problems
POLSC 799Pro-Seminar: Strategy/Leadership in
Public Organizations
 
PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCE
MANGT 596 Business, Government & Society 
ECON 633Public Finance
POLSC 650Not-For-Profit Finance and Managment 
POLSC 737Intergovernmental Relations

 

PLANNING (CAN BE DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MRCP DEGREE)
POLSC 618Urban Politics
PLAN 700Planning Analysis
PLAN 715    Planning Principles and Process
PLAN 721Institutional Planning and Development 
PLAN 725Planning Theory

 

SECURITY STUDIES
POLSC 812Fundamentals of Security Studies  
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