Political Science and Public Administration - Graduate
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Public Admin. - Public Administration Local Government Policy & Adm
Summary of the Changes:
We propose to change the Local Government concentration, as well as the core courses in the MPA program. The core is now 24 credits, the concentration remains at 12 credits, and there are 6 elective credits.
The existing concentration lacks focus, allowing students to take any four of five courses. As a result, all students will not necessarily share any single course, or any single body of knowledge. The changes draw better on existing faculty strengths, especially adding POS 6158 Politics and Policy in Local Government, which can be offered both by Dr. Corrigan, and Dr. Binder, a new hire and specialist in local politics. This course also allows greater involvement of political science faculty in to the public administration graduate program.
We have also modified the core considerably. We have renamed the core the Public Management Core, to emphasize the management nature of this program. We have dropped a class from the core to create more flexibility in the program. PUP6007 Policy Analysis has been dropped as an option for the core, leaving PUP6006 Program Evaluation the only policy course in the core. A statistics pre-requisite has been added.
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