Master of Public Administration

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Requirements

Core Courses
PADM 501Origin of Public Administration3
PADM 502Organizations and Behavior3
PADM 503The Policy Process3
PADM 504Public Sector Economic Development3
PADM 505Public Sector Research Methods3
PADM 506Public Sector Leadership and Management3
PADM 600APublic Administration Capstone A3
PADM 600BPublic Administration Capstone B3
Concentration12
Choose one of the following:
Health Policy and Public Administration
California's Public Healthcare System [Proposed]
Federal Health Insurance Policy (Implementation and Administration) [Proposed]
Local Government and Public Health Interventions (Federal/State/Local) [Proposed]
Community Health and the Built Environment (State/Local) [Proposed]
Communication and the Public Sector
Communicating Public Policy [Proposed]
Social Media/Digital Media and the Public Sector [Proposed]
The Press and Politics [Proposed]
Field Report (Independent Study) [Proposed]
Public Sector Business Administration
Public-Private Partnerships (Economic Development) [Proposed]
Small Business Administration and State/Local Government [Proposed]
Education and Workforce Development Policy Administration [Proposed]
Federal Health Insurance Policy (Implementation and Administration) [Proposed]
Emerging Technology and the Public Sector
Regional Science and Public Data (Seminar in GIS) [Proposed]
Big Data and Elections (Polling/Statistics) [Proposed]
Smart Cities and Workforce Development [Proposed]
Field Report: Spatial or Statistical Analysis of a Public Challenge (Moral Hazard) [Proposed]
Total Units36

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Evaluate leadership and management techniques reflecting theories and practice of public administration with emphasis on ethical administrative norms to improve public governance at the federal, state and local levels.
  2. Evaluate strategies to effectively manage policy programs reflecting the global professional standards and ethics of Network Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
  3. Formulate innovative and value-based decisions to manage the political-administrative policy process and solutions for effective public service and program outcomes.
  4. Communicate using a Christ-centered worldview and technologies (e-commerce, e-governance, e-learning) helpful to manage intergovernmental relations with diverse groups.
  5. Differentiate the function of budgeting and financial planning approaches used by public sector organizations for economic and community development.