Master of Science in Administration Public Administration Graduate Certificate

Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Designed to prepare students for careers in public sector administration. Broadly, the objectives of the program are to provide students with background and competency in five areas including (1) the political, social, and economic environment of public administration; (2) public management processes; (3) public policy analysis; (4) research and analytic methods; and (5) organization theory and behavior.

 

 

 

Certificate Requirements
 
15 credits
COM 665
Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in Employee Relations OR
3
ECO 515
Collective Bargaining and Labor Law OR
3
MGT 646
Labor Relations Issues
3
PSC 514
American Public Policy Making
3
PSC 522
Regulatory Processes and Admin. Law
3
PSC 561
American State Government and Admin.
3
PSC 563
Politics and Policy in Urban Communities
3
PSC 565
Managing Modern Local Government
3
PSC 566
Intergovernmental Relations in the United States
3
PSC 610
Foundations of Public Administration
3
PSC 711
Public Personnel Administration Practice
3
PSC 713
Public Budgeting and Finance
3
PSC 714
Program Analysis and Evaluation
3
PSC 774
Strategic Planning for Public/Non-Profit Organizations
3
PSC 775
Organization Theory in Public Administration
3
PSC 785
Strategic Leadership
3

 

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