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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students complete a total of 13 courses (52 credit hours). Ten courses (40 credit hours) of core coursework and three courses (12 credit hours) of electives are required.

​Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPS 500INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT4
MPS 533APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (USING EXCEL)4
or MPS 536 APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (USING SPSS)
MPS 541ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 542POLICY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS4
MPS 543POLICY IMPLEMENTATION4
MPS 546ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING4
MPS 563LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY4
MPS 583RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 593INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR4
MPS 594ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE4

Internship Capstone Option

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

Elective Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three from the following:12
MPS 511
SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MPS 527
BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
MPS 535
HEALTH CARE POLICY
MPS 552
GIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 554
PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
MPS 564
PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING
MPS 571
METROPOLITAN PLANNING
MPS 572
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
MPS 573
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 575
STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR
MPS 576
ENERGY POLICY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
MPS 601
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIP
MPS 604
SPECIAL TOPICS

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