Master of Science in Administration Public Administration Concentration

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.

 

Degree Requirements

 

36 credits

Core Requirements

 

18 credits

MSA 600

Foundations of Research Methods in Administration

3

MSA 601

Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

3

MSA 602

Financial Analysis, Planning and Control

3

MSA 603

Strategic Planning for the Administrator

3

MSA 604

Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism

3

MSA 699

Applied Research Project in Administration

3

Concentration Requirements

 

15-18 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

Cognate Course

Selected in consultation with academic advisor

0-3 credits

 
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