Master of Public Administration: Concentration in Municipality Management

Make a significant impact in your city, while positioning yourself for a leadership role. The Municipality Management Concentration in the Master of Public Administration is a powerful choice in helping you achieve these goals. This concentration is focused on meeting the issues faced by local and city governments. Faculty who teach in this program have hands-on experience working in municipalities, such as former city managers.  Learning from professionals in the field will help broaden your knowledge and understanding as you move forward in your career.

Students must complete the list courses below:

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To complete this program, students must earn 36 credit hours. Many students are eligible for 3 credits of waivers toward completion as a result of work in public administration settings, but those who are not will complete a 3-credit focused practicum, PADM 6600.

  • PADM 6601 – Principles of Public Administration
  • PADM 6602 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • PADM 6611 – Research Methods in Public Administration
  • PADM 6620 – Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
  • PADM 6625 – Administrative Behavior
  • PADM 6632 – Public Finance and Budgeting
  • PADM 6635 – Political Economy
  • PADM 6690 – Research Seminar
  • Advisor Approved Electives Courses

Most students will then elect one of the above concentrations, each of which requires students to complete a combination of courses totaling 9 credits.  Students can elect to complete the degree without a concentration area, in which case they may choose, in consultation with their advisor, three additional elective courses comprising 9 credits.

Each student completing this concentration will choose three courses (9 credits) from the following:

  • PADM 6630 – Fiscal Management for Local Government
  • PADM 6661 – Problems of Metropolitan Areas
  • PADM 6662 – Local Government Configurations and Operations
  • ENGL 6659 – Writing and Speaking for Professionals
  • ECON 6665 – Urban and Regional Economic Development
  • PSYC 6610 – Program Evaluation
  • PADM 6670 – 6679 – Selected Topics

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