Public administration concentration

Should total 12 credits in addition to core course work.

Required courses

Two of the following:

Course Description
Pol S 443 Administrative Jurisprudence
Pol S 445 Public Personnel Administration
Pol S 446 Public Budgeting
Pol S 547 Seminar in Public Administration

Electives

Two of the following:

Course Description
Pol S 417 Voting and Elections
Pol S 420 Political Parties and Interest Groups
Pol S 436 Disability, Aging and Public Policy
Pol S 445 Public Personnel Administration
Pol S 447 Comparative Public Administration
Pol S 450 The Legislative Process
Pol S 495 Topics in Political Science
Pol S 512 Seminar in American Institutions
Note: variable topics - may be repeated for maximum of 6 credits.
Pol S 514 Seminar in Public Policy
Pol S 532 Seminar in International Political Economy
Pol S 541/
Crm J 540
Seminar in Evaluation Research
Note: may not be used as an elective if counted toward the core course work requirements.
Pol S 542/
Crm J 592
Proseminar in Administration, Justice, and Applied Policy Studies
Note: variable topics - summer workshops limited to 3 credits unless students have written approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Pol S 543 Topics in Public Administration and Policy
Note: variable topics - may be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. The 3 credits earned when the course is taken under the subtitle Qualitative Methods in Public Affairs cannot be counted as elective credit.
Pol S 544 The Politics of Policy Process
Pol S 552 Administrative Law and Regulation
Pol S XXX Organizational Theory and Behavior (currently in development)
Mgt Op 501 Management of Organizations
Mgt Op 582 Human Resource Management
Mgt Op 585 Graduate Seminar in Negotiations
Mgt Op 590 Strategy Formulation and Organizational Design
Mgt Op 593 Managerial Leadership and Productivity

Note: any relevant graduate course may be used as an elective with approval of your committee.