Graduate Minor in Public Administration

This minor addresses some of the specific needs of those pursuing a career in governmental or non-profit administration. Most courses are offered in the evenings, and the program is designed both for individuals who recently completed undergraduate degrees as well as returning students. It is intended to foster public service leadership by teaching students how to confront theory with practice and practice with theory.

Course Requirements:

12 semester hours of graduate course work from the following courses:

Required (3 Credits):
GOVT 540: Seminar in Public Administration

At least one of the following MPA core courses (3 Credits):
GOVT 541: Public Budgeting
GOVT 542: Public Sector Human Resource Management
GOVT 547: Government Organizations
GOVT 549: Ethics in Government

Additional credit hours from core above (recommended) or from list below (6 Credits):
GOVT 530: Seminar in Public Policy
GOVT 531: Public Program Evaluation
GOVT 537: Issues in Public Policy (subtitled course)
GOVT 543: Skills Workshop *(subtitled course)
GOVT 544: Public Policy Analysis
GOVT 548: Public Sector Leadership
GOVT 591: Law for Administrators

* No more than three credit hours of GOVT 543 may count toward a minor.