The 17-month Cohort MPA is designed as an opportunity for students to pursue their MPA in a cohort, including membership on a team for the capstone MPA project. In the first semester, students will begin working together on their MPA project in PAD 680 Research Methods for Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, develop their MPA project's data collection instruments in the spring semester course in survey methods & design, and collect and analyze their data in the Summer and Fall 2019. They present and defend their team MPA Project to the MPA faculty during Critical and Examination Period (the last week of the Fall 2019 semester).
Fall 2018 (12 credit hours)
PAD 500 Public Administration & Policy
PAD 680 Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
PAD 601 Public Budgeting
PAD 607 City and County Management (public sector track)
PAD 604 Nonprofit Management & Governance (nonprofit management track)
PAD 605 International Public Management & Service (international public management track)
Spring and Summer 2019 (15 credit hours)
PAD 681 Data Analysis & Presentation
PAD 715 Survey Design & Analysis
PAD 646 Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Spring or Summer
Two (2) Track Electives (students may also take track electives in the 2019 summer sessions)
Fall 2019 (9 credit hours)
PAD 640 Human Resource Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PAD 690 MPA Project (Team)
PAD 735 Public Organizations
Students should state their intention to pursue the 17-month Cohort MPA in their "Letter of Intent."
For more information about the 17-Month Cohort MPA, please contact Dr. Atta Ceesay, MPA Program Coordinator.
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