MPAG - MPA - General Government

MPAG 5555G Selected Topics in Administration (3-0-3) 

Topic will be announced in course schedule. May be taken for credit three times under different topic.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

MPAG 5555U Selected Topics in Administration (3-0-3) 

Topic will be announced in course schedule. May be taken for credit three times under different topic.

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 2 times or 9 hours.

Restriction(s):

Freshman or Sophomore students may not enroll.

MPAG 7125 Policy Analysis (3-0-3) 

Explores the process of policy analysis including methods of policy analysis and the criteria for selecting an appropriate policy analysis technique. Students will learn how policy analysis is embedded in the social process of organizations and the historical development of such analysis. The course also addresses establishing criteria to use to choose among alternatives and the importance of communicating the results of policy analysis.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Pub Admin: Criminal Just Track, Pub Admin: Govt Admin Track or Pub Admin: Health Serv Track.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Public Admin. degree.

MPAG 7126 Changing Government Organizations (3-0-3) 

Explores the conceptual basis for creating change in government organizations. The course also examines the process of reinventing government in order to create high performance organizations in the public sector. The student will gain an understanding of the reasons for instituting change and methods to overcome obstacles to change.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Pub Admin: Criminal Just Track, Pub Admin: Govt Admin Track or Pub Admin: Health Serv Track.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Public Admin. degree.

MPAG 7128 Non-Profit Organization and Operations (3-0-3) 

This course covers all aspects of administrating non-profit organizations, with emphasis on capturing grants and building stable operations for small non-profits.

Restriction(s):

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior students may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Public Administration.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Public Admin. degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Letters Sciences college.

MPAG 7130 Conflict Resolution for Public Managers (3-0-3) 

This course is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to resolve conflict in the workplace.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Degree - Graduate, Non-Degree - Graduate, Transient - Graduate, Audit - Graduate or Teacher Cert - Graduate students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Pub Admin: Criminal Just Track, Political Science or Pub Admin: Govt Admin Track.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Public Admin. degree.

MPAG 7135 State and Local Governmental Relations (3-0-3) 

This course offers information regarding intergovernmental relations. It provides a basic understanding of how state and local governments operate within the realm and environment of public administration.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Degree - Graduate, Non-Degree - Graduate, Transient - Graduate, Audit - Graduate or Teacher Cert - Graduate students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Public Admin. degree.

MPAG 7140 City and County Management (3-0-3) 

This course introduces students to the work of local government managers in the United States. Although it focuses primarily on the council-manager form of government and the roles of county and city managers, the course also examines other forms of local government and the roles of executive mayors and chief administrative officers. The course addresses challenges facing local government managers and practices for establishing and maintaining successful relationships with elected officials, assistant managers, department heads, other employees, citizens, and representatives of news media, other governments, and other organizations, while pursuing community goals.

MPAG 7145 Grant Writing for Public Administration (3-0-3) 

This course is an in-depth, hands-on, analysis of grant writing and how grant proposals are developed for submission to funding sponsors.

MPAG 7555 Selected Topics in Administration (3-0-3) 

Topic will be announced in course schedule. May be taken for credit three times under different topic.

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 3 times or 9 hours.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

MPAG 7698 Internship (0-0-3) 

Supervised experience in administrative situation related to student's degree program. Approval of the Director of the MPA Program is needed. (S/U grading.)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the Department Prerequisite college.

MPAG 7899 Independent Study in Public Administration (0-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of the MPA Program. An independent study is designed to assist students with scholastic achievement by fostering an environment of research and development.

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 2 times or 6 hours.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Public Admin. degree.