The Public Administration and Community Management Graduate program is an interdisciplinary degree program oriented toward examining and understanding the broad range of problems and challenges associated with the nation’s cities and regional areas. There are many career opportunities in community development, urban/regional planning, local government, and local government management. This national award-winning program includes classroom, research, and field experience. In addition to formal course work, students are encouraged to undertake independent study, become involved in community service projects, participate in field studies, and accept internships in local agencies.
|Public Administration and Community Management MA||MA - Master of Arts||
|Public Management GC||
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Credits: 3This course will cover the concepts and methods of conducting applied social science research focused on local government and public administration applications.
Credits: 3Provides an overview of urban administrative services with an emphasis on urban finance systems and human resource management. Examines the economic and human resource environment for local government managers' decision-making.
Credits: 3Course examines financial management utilizing accurate forecasting, fund accounting and fiscal reporting. Covers budget cycle including legal limitations on local taxation, expenditures, and debt financing.
Credits: 3An examination of modern principles and techniques of leadership and management. Emphasis is placed on the interactive style of leadership and behavioral concepts of management.
Credits: 3This course provides a set of concepts and tools to consider the design and development of public sector policies and decision making.
Credits: 3Changing nature of management of urban and human behavior in the municipal organization. Emphasis on the development of decision-making and communication skills.
Credits: 3An advanced learning experience working in small group settings on applied projects and problem solving. The team project produced in the studio meets graduate student's capstone project requirements.
Credits: 1-6Scheduled work assignments varying in length and content under the supervision of selected professional sponsors.