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NCCU MPA

Traditional MPA Plan of Study

Conditional Courses (If required)

  • PADG 5000 Professional Skills Lab I (3cr)   
  • PADG 5050 American Government (3cr)   
  • ENG 5115 Advanced Professional Writing (3cr)  
  • MATH 1110 Undergraduate Statistics (3cr)   
  • ***Fall Semester GPA Review required upon completion of these courses and GRE must be taken in first semester of enrollment***

Core Courses (27 hours)

  • PADG 5130 Principles of Public Management (3cr) 
  • PADG 5140 Public Finance and Budgeting (3cr)  
  • PADG 5120 Personnel Administration and Management (3cr)
  • PADG 5240 Economic Consequences of Policy Analysis (3cr)
  • PADG 5220 Public Policy Formation (3cr)   
  • PADG 5620 Organizational Theory and Behavior  
  • PADG 5600 Quantitative Analysis (3cr)  
  • PADG 5610 Research Methods (3cr)   
  • PADG 5670 Administrative Leadership and Ethics (3cr)

Professional Development (4/6 hours) (Any combination)

  • PADG 5150 Public Budgeting Laboratory (3cr)  
  • PADG 5310 Facilitation Laboratory (3cr)   
  • PADG 5320 Laboratory on Mediation and Negotiation (3cr)
  • PADG 5340 Techniques of Human Resources (3cr)  
  • PADG 5550 Techniques in Planning and Evaluating Human
  •    Resource Programs (3cr)   
  • PADG 5640 Independent Study (1-3cr)   
  • PADG 5710 Capstone Research (3cr)   

Electives (9 hours)

  • ***Cognate/Elective courses 9 hours in area of specialization

General Electives:

  • PADG 5010 Urban Issues and Problems (3cr)  
  • PADG 5020 Planning and Community Development (3cr) 
  • PADG 5030 Urban and Regional Economics  (3cr)  
  • PADG 5160 Law Comparative Public Administration (3cr) 
  • PADG 5180 Intergovernmental Administration (3cr) 
  • PADG 5200 Non-Profit Management (3cr)              
  • PADG 5520 Minority Public Administrators (3cr)  
  • PADG 5330 Compensation Policy & Management (3cr) 
  • PADG 5420 Administrative Law (3cr)   

Human Resources Electives Specialization:

  • PADG 5330 Compensation Policy and Management (3cr) 
  • PADG 5340 Techniques of Human Resources (3cr)  
  • PADG 5550 Techniques in Planning and Evaluating Human
  • Resource Programs (3cr)   

Non-Profit Electives Specialization:

  • PADG 5230 Non-Profit Funding and Financial Management (3cr) 
  • PADG 5201 Strategic Planning and Management of Non-Profit
  •   Organizations (3cr)    
  • PADG 5250 Non-Profit Management for Faith Based and
  •   Philanthropic Organizations (3cr)  

Public Health Policy Electives Specialization:

  • PADG 5350 Hospital Administration (3cr)   
  • PADG 5380 Philosophy and Principles of Public Health (3cr)
  • PADG 5390 Public Health Policy: Assessment
  •   And Advocacy (3cr)    

Capstone (6 hours) (7/9 core courses must be completed prior to enrollment)

  • PADG 5800 Internship I (3cr) and    
  • PADG 5820 Internship II (3cr) or    
  • PADG 5900 Thesis Course (6cr)    
 
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