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MPA - For Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2017

I. Core

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ARE FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED IN SUMMER & FALL 2015 (students admitted earlier should refer to their Degree Works worksheet)

NO SUBSTITUTIONS IN THE CORE PERMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES*

21 credit hours (7 courses-sections offered each fall and spring semester)

PAD 500 Public Administration and Policy MUST BE TAKEN IN THE STUDENT'S FIRST SEMESTER

PAD 601 Public Budgeting

PAD 607 Metropolitan Governance (aka City and County Management)

PAD 640 Human Resource Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations  

PAD 680 (formerly 689) Research Methods in Public Administration MUST BE TAKEN IN THE STUDENT'S FIRST SEMESTER

PAD 681 (formerly 699) Data Analysis and Presentation (must be taken at Buffalo State to satisfy MPA degree requirements; no transfer credit accepted)

PAD 735 Public Organizations (former title, Administrative Practices in Public and Nonprofit Sectors) MUST BE TAKEN IN THE FIRST NINE CREDIT HOURS

 

*The core is designed to meet NASPAA's Standard 5.1 Universal Required Competencies. Therefore, courses in the core may not be substituted for any other courses. In order to transfer courses into the core, when permitted, these courses must have been completed in a NASPAA accredited MPA program.

II. Tracks (Select One)

12 credit hours (4 courses by advisement)

Public Administration
Coordinator:  Dr. Jason Rivera

 

PAD 501 Comparative Public Administration

PAD 502 Administrative Law

PAD 503 Introduction to Writing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 540 U.S. Public Policy

PAD 560 The Aging Network

PAD 587 Special Topics (can be taken more than once, different titles required)

PAD 587 Performance-based Measurement in the Public Sector

PAD 587 Tools for Public Managers

PAD 587 Disaster Policy & Management

PAD 588 Public Administration Graduate Internship

PAD 590 Independent Study

PAD 602 Comparative Public Policy

PAD 646 Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

​PAD 650 Introduction to Health Policy & Management   

PAD 685 Performance-based Management in the Public Sector

PAD 688 Leadership in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 700 Migration Policy

PAD 701 Administrative Ethics

PAD 704 Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy

PAD 712 Managing Program Evaluation

PAD 715 Survey Methods & Design

 

Nonprofit Administration
Coordinator:  Dr. Atta Cessay

PAD 503 Introduction to Writing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 540 U.S. Public Policy

PAD 560 The Aging Network  

PAD 588 Public Administration Graduate Internship

PAD 590 Independent Study

PAD 587 Special Topics (can be taken more than once for electives - different titles required)

PAD 648 Nonprofit Grants Management and Fund Development  

​PAD 650 Introduction to Health Policy & Management   

PAD 587  Disaster Policy & Management  

PAD 602 Comparative Public Policy

PAD 603 NGO Management & International Development

PAD 604 Nonprofit Management and Governance

PAD 643 Supervision in the Human Services

PAD 646 Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 647 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector

PAD 688 Leadership in Public and Nonprofit Organizations  

PAD 701 Administrative Ethics

PAD 712 Managing Program Evaluation

PAD 715 Survey Methods & Design

 

International Public Management (new for Fall 2017) SEE "PROGRAMS."  For students admitted to the MPA before Fall 2017 who wish to declare the IPM track, please contact Dr. Buonanno.  She can work with you to switch to this track in Fall 2017 (when the revised MPA program is activiated in Banner).

III. Master's Project (Capstone)

3 credit hours

PAD 690 Master’s Project (by advisement).
PAD 681 (formerly 699) is a prerequisite.
The MPA Project Supervisor is assigned in PAD 681 (formerly 699).
Must be taken at Buffalo State (no transfer credit accepted to satisfy this requirement)

 

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Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

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