PMGT 5100 Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)--A survey of and introduction to the field of public administration. The history and development of the civil service, as well as the major subfields of the discipline, and the theories and concepts of public administration will be presented.
PMGT 5120 Public Personnel Management (3 credits)--An explanation of the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for successful human resource management with some consideration of the history of the civil service as well as recent trends, legislation, and relevent court decisions.
PMGT 5140 Public Organization Theory (3 credits)--This course provides an introduction to the basic theories of organizational structure and behavior as they relate to the public sector.
PMGT 5160 Public Budgeting and Finance (3 credits)--This course provides a survey of public budgeting and finance, with consideration of the various theories and techniques of budgeting , finance, and taxation.
PMGT 5180 Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)--This course provides the basic techniques of policy analysis and decision making for the public sector.
PMGT 5637 Local and Regional Planning (3 credits)--Theories and techniques of planning for small cities, metropolitan areas, and geographic regions.
PMGT 5800 Public Management Internship (3 credits)--Prerequisite(s): Permission of M.P.A. Advisor. An experiential learning course that entails an internship experience of 14 weeks with a municipality or other public, private, or not-for-profit agency. The student must locate and acquire his or her own internship. The project or work assignment for this internship generally forms the basis for the M. P. A. Report.
PMGT 5820 Public Administration Consultatship (3 credits)--Prerequisite(s): Permission of M.P.A. Advisor. Supervised consultantship in a municipal government or nonprofit agency.
PMGT 5840 Public Management Report (3 credits)--Prerequisite(s): PMGT 5800 OR PMGT 5820. This course requires the student to prepare an in-depth report describing and evaluating his or her experience in PMGT 5800 or PMGT 5820 and integrating the experience with knowledge and skills acquired throughout M.P.A. program Consultation with the director of the M.P.A.