PAC Requirements (15 Credit Hours)
Students are required to take a total of 15 hours of course work. Twelve of these hours are core courses involving materials which any administrator must master. The remaining 3 hours are electives which allow students to explore more deeply administrative issues of particular concern.
A list of the qualifications for admission into the public administration graduate certificate program can be found on the K-State Global Campus website.
CORE COURSES (12 Credit Hours)
The core curriculum involves courses which focus upon subject matter that any administrator needs to master and use. Students are required to take POLSC 708, POLSC 735 and POLSC 737. Students may choose either POLSC 700 or POLSC 710 as their fourth core course. Whichever of the two is not chosen may be taken as an elective.
|POLSC 700||Research Methods in Political Science|
|POLSC 708||Public Personnel Administration|
|POLSC 735||Public Organization Theory|
|POLSC 710||Policy Analysis and Evaluation|
|POLSC 737||Public Budgeting|
ELECTIVE COURSES (3 Credit Hours)
Students should choose one of the elective courses below. Note that some of these courses are only available on campus, while others are offered online.
|POLSC 607||Administrative Law||Online|
|POLSC 700||Research Methods in Political Science||Online|
|POLSC 710||Policy Analysis and Evaluation||Online|
|POLSC 740||Nonprofit Financial Management||Online|
|POLSC 812||Fundamentals of Security Studies||Online|
|POLSC 618||Urban Politics||On Campus|
|POLSC 620||State and Local Government||On Campus|
|POLSC 628||Civic Engagement||On Campus|
|POLSC 711||Administrative Ethics||On Campus|
|POLSC 739||Intergovernmental Relations||On Campus|
|POLSC 785||Readings in Political Science||On Campus|
|POLSC 799||Pro-Seminar: Executive Leadership Problems||On Campus|