Master of Public Administration

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Master of Public Administration
Course Number and TitleCredits
Core Requirements
PUBADM 500 Administration in the Public Sector3
PUBADM 501 Public Policy Process3
PUBADM 502 Organization Behavior and Management3
PUBADM 504 Public Budgeting and Financial Administration3
PUBADM 505 Personnel Administration for Public Service3
Methods Sequence
SPS 501 Social Science Research Design3
Select one (1) of the following:
SPS 502 Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
SPS 503 Qualitative Methods for the Social Sciences
SPS 505 Public Policy Analysis
SPS 506 Program Evaluation
3
Area of Emphasis Requirements
1. General Public Administration

This area of emphasis is provided to accommodate those students desiring preparation in public administration as a “generalist” rather than a “specialist” in a particular area. Students should select the 12 credit hours of coursework from the noncore MPA courses listed in this catalog. Students may also work with an advisor to identify relevant graduate coursework in other programs at Boise State University.

2. Environmental, Natural Resource, and Energy Policy and Administration:

All students in this area of emphasis must take:
PUBADM 540 Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Administration

And students must also select nine additional credits from approved Selected or Special Topics or from the following courses:
PUBADM 541 Environmental and Regulatory Policy and Administration
PUBADM 542 Science, Democracy and the Environment
PUBADM 543 Public Land and Resource Policy and Administration
PUBADM 544 Energy Policy in the Western U.S.
PUBADM 545 U.S. Energy Policy
PUBADM 546 Climate Change Policy and Administration
PUBADM 547 Water Resources Policy and Management

3. State and Local Government Policy and Administration:

All students in this area of emphasis must take:
PUBADM 560 State and Local Government Policy and Administration

And students must select nine credits from approved Selected or Special Topics or from the following courses:
PUBADM 511 Decision-Making in Public and Nonprofit Management
PUBADM 512 Information Technology and Public Policy
PUBADM 513 Economics and Public Policy
PUBADM 514 Introduction to Nonprofit Management and Collaboration
PUBADM 515 Policy Implementation and Practice
PUBADM 516 City-County Governance and Administration
PUBADM 517 Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations
PUBADM 518 Introduction to Contract Management
PUBADM 530 Administrative Law and Regulation
PUBADM 571 Ethics in the Public Sector
12
Public Service Internship0-3
Culminating Activity
PUBADM 692 Capstone Course3
Total36-39

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