Students will develop key competencies in quantitative research and the fundamentals of public policy through 8 courses, including a required course on diversity.
The key competencies are:
The toolbox - Quantitative and Empirical Methods - 6 credits
This two-course sequence (6 total credits) can be selected from the Economics, Political Science or Sociology Departments
ECON 508: Statistics and Introduction to Econometrics I
ECON 509: Econometrics I
POLS 581: Statistics for Social Research
POLS 681: Advanced Statistical Analysis for Social Science Research
SOC 581: Advanced Social Statistic I
SOC 582: Advanced Social Statistics II
The analysis - Economic Analysis of Public Policy - 3 credits
The inner workings - Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
The big picture - The Political Context - 3 credits
Two courses offered by the Political Science Department fulfill this requirement:
POLS 510: Pro-Seminar in American Government and Politics
POLS 570: Pro-Seminar in Public Policy
The people - Public Policy and Diversity-3 credits
Diversity is not just a buzzword for the MPP program. Understanding the populations affected by policy is key to successful policy analysis. The University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque area are ideal places to learn about diversity and apply that knowledge across the country. Several courses fulfill this requirement.
POLS 511: Research Seminar in American Politics and Government. (When topic is relevant to diversity)
PADM 526: Diversity in the Public Sector
SOC 520: Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 528: Sociology of Mexican Americans
SOC 595: Special Topics in Sociology (The Department of Sociology regularly offers topics courses in diversity.)
More than just good intentions - Public Management and Ethics - 3 credits
How do we put into practice what we learn in the classroom in an effective and ethical way?
PADM 500: Public Management and Policy
Making every dollar count - Financial Management - 3 credits
Establishment of priorities through budgeting.
PADM 544: Public Budgeting