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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 13 courses (52 credit hours): eleven core courses (44 credit hours), two elective courses (8 credit hours).

Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPS 500INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT4
MPS 510INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 511SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT4
MPS 533APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (USING EXCEL)4
or MPS 536 APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (USING SPSS)
MPS 575STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/INSTITUTIONS4
MPS 583RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 593INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR4
MPS 594ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 611MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL NGOs4
MPS 612INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
MPS 616INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT4

Internship Capstone Option

Students may choose to replace MPS 593 with MPS 610 Internship Capstone option. 

Elective Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose two of the following:8
MPS 501
CROSS-SECTOR ANALYSIS
MPS 513
VOLUNTEERISM IN GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY
MPS 514
GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
MPS 515
NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
MPS 516
MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MPS 519
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
MPS 521
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
MPS 522
FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MPS 524
MARKETING FOR SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
MPS 525
WORKING WITH NONPROFIT BOARDS
MPS 529
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
MPS 535
HEALTH CARE POLICY
MPS 537
COMPARATIVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
MPS 541
ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
MPS 542
POLICY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
MPS 543
POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
MPS 546
ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING
MPS 552
GIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 563
LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY
MPS 573
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 577
ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS AND MEDIATED SOLUTIONS
MPS 578
URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION POLICY
MPS 600
INDEPENDENT STUDY
MPS 601
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIP
MPS 604
SPECIAL TOPICS
MPS 614
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SEMINAR
MPS 615
MANAGEMENT OF INTERCULTURAL DIVERSITY
MPS 618
MIGRATION AND FORCED MIGRATION
MPS 619
INTERNATIONAL LAW

Study Abroad Requirement 

Students are required to take the MPS 575 study abroad course. This one week study abroad trip allows both full-time and part-time students to participate. Students should apply for the competitive study abroad scholarships to help with travel costs.

Internship Option

Students have the option to complete substantial professional experience in an international or intercultural setting for course credit. Students without substantial professional experience in an international or intercultural setting, are strongly encouraged to pursue an internship with an approved organization. To pursue this option, students enroll in MPS 601 while completing the internship. For more information contact SPSAdvising@depaul.edu

Foreign Language Proficiency 

Students are not required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language as a graduation requirement. However, please note that a second language is critical to helping a resume stand out and for constructing an effective career in international public service. Therefore all students are strongly encouraged to build and demonstrate proficiency in at least one other language appropriate to their field or geographical interests.

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