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 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
POLS 511: Research Seminar in American Politics and Government. (When topic is relevant to diversity)
PADM 526: Diversity in the Public Sector
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