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NCCU MPA

Traditional MPA Plan of Study

Conditional Courses (if required)

  • PADG 5000 Professional Skills Lab I    
  • PADG 5050 American Government   
  • ENG 5115 Advanced Professional Writing   
  • MATH 1110 Undergraduate Statistics    
  • ***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 
  • PADG 5140 Public Finance and Budgeting   
  • PADG 5120 Personnel Administration and Management 
  • PADG 5240 Economic Consequences of Policy Analysis 
  • PADG 5220 Public Policy Formation   
  • PADG 5620 Organizational Theory and Behavior  
  • PADG 5600 Quantitative Analysis   
  • PADG 5610 Research Methods    
  • PADG 5670 Administrative Leadership and Ethics 

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

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

Electives (9 hours)

General Electives

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

Human Resources Electives Specialization

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

Non-Profit Electives Specialization

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

Public Health Policy Electives Specialization

  • PADG 5350 Hospital Administration    
  • PADG 5380 Philosophy and Principles of Public Health 
  • PADG 5390 Public Health Policy: Assessment and Advocacy    

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

  • PADG 5800 Internship I     
  • PADG 5820 Internship II    
  • PADG 5900 Thesis Course    
 
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