MPA Course Work Overview

Common Core Requirements 20 Units
POLS 502 Organizational Theory and Analysis 4 units
POLS 503 Budget and Fiscal Administration 2 units
POLS 505 Research Methods 4 units
POLS 539 Program Implementation 4 units
POLS 550 Planning and Evaluation 4 units
POLS 580 Nonprofit Dynamics: Politics and Community Environment 2 units

 

Public Management Concentration Requirements 16 Units
POLS 501 Administrative State 4 units
POLS 503A Public Finance 2 units
POLS 504A Public Personnel Administration 2 units
POLS 506 Public Policy Process 4 units
POLS 511 Labor Relations 2 units
POLS 538 Administrative Law 2 units

 

Nonprofit Concentration Requirements 16 Units
POLS 503B Fiscal Management NPs 2 units
POLS 504B Personnel NPs 2 units
POLS 581 NP Governance/Legal Issues 2 units
POLS 582 Planning and NP Agencies 2 units
POLS 583 Resource Development 4 units
POLS 585 Marketing/PR for NPs 2 units
POLS 587 Grants/Contract Management 2 units

 

Elective Options 4 units
POLS 507 Ethics in Administration 4 units
POLS 512 Organizational Development 4 units
POLS 551 Organizational Computer Usage 4 units
POLS 597 Internship (max. 4 units) 4 units
POLS 598 Capstone Project 4 units
POLS 599 Thesis (only thesis is option for culminating experience) 4 units