The objective of this curriculum is to provide those in, or interested in, public service with an overview of available techniques and experience in applying these techniques to public policy decision making. The curriculum seeks to examine in depth the nature of public servants, the tools at their disposal, and various roles in public organizations.
The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (M.A.) must include the following courses for a major in public administration:
PADM 5000 Public Administration (Requisite Course)
PADM 5820 Planning and Evaluation
PADM 5830 Administrative Law and Processes
PADM 5840 Budgetary Theory and Analysis
PADM 5870 Public Personnel Management
PADM 5890 Public Policy and Administration
PADM 6000 Integrated Studies in Public Administration
In addition, the student chooses elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other School of Business and Technology majors.
If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another School of Business and Technology major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.