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Undergraduate Major or Minor in Public Administration

  • Undergraduate Major or Minor in Public Administration
  • Undergraduate Major in Law and Society
  • Masters in Public Administration
  • PhD in Public Administration
  • Major
  • Master of Urban Planning
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Students electing the minor in public administration must complete the following courses:

Core courses (6 credit hours):

  • PUAD 330: Introduction to Public Administration
  • PUAD 333: Hard Choices in Public Administration

Elective courses in PUAD (12 credit hours):

  • PUAD 430: Experts, Elected Officials, and Citizens
  • PUAD 431: Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and the Private Sector
  • PUAD 432: Conducting the Public's Business Ethically
  • PUAD 433: Metropolitics and Macroproblems
  • PUAD 435: Generating, Allocating, and Managing Public Resources
  • PUAD 436: Managing People in Public Organizations
  • PUAD 601: Crime and Punishment
  • PUAD 602: Diversity and Public Administration
  • PUAD 603: The Nonprofit Sector: Formation, Leadership and Governance
  • PUAD 639: Community Engagement and the Civil Society
  • PUAD 693: Public Service Leadership and Community Building
  • PUAD 694: Topics in Public Administration: (topics vary each semester)

Application Deadlines

B.A.
Deadlines follow University guidelines

M.U.P (Master of Urban Planning)
Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: December 1

M.U.P as International Student
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1

M.P.A. Intern-Option
Summer semester: February 1

M.P.A. as International Student
Fall semester: February 1

M.P.A. Career-Option
Fall semester (early decision): May 1
Fall semester: June 15
Spring semester: November 1

Ph.D.
Fall semester: January 25

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Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
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