Current Masters Students
Degree Requirements

Requirements include completion of eight (8) required courses and six (6) elective courses for a minimum of 42 semester hours (24 hours of required credits and 18 hours of elective credits). The required courses include a substantive core of five courses, a two-course methodology sequence and an applied research project called the Action Report (see below). Successful completion of the required courses (the core courses, methodology courses, and the Action Report) is defined as a grade of B- or better. Students who receive grades of C+ or less in any of the seven required courses must repeat them (see Forgiveness Policy below). If grades of C are received in elective courses, the courses need not be repeated if the overall grade point average remains at or above a 3.0.

Internship Waiver
Coursework Outline

The program enables students to choose from the university's resources in a way that best fits their career needs and aspirations. As noted, the School has designed professional career paths oriented toward certain career paths.

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

PAD 5035 Policy Development and Administration
PAD 5050 The Profession of Public Administration
PAD 5106 Public Organizations
PAD 5227 Public Financial Management
PAD 5417 Human Resource Management

Methodology Sequence (6 credit hours)

PAD 5700 Research Design in Public Administration
PAD 5701 Quantitative Analysis in Public Administration

Internship (3 credit hours) [If you have less than one-year full-time professional work experience.]

PAD 5946 Internship

Applied Research Project (3 credit hours)

PAD 6908 Action Report

Electives (18 credit hours)

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