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Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration

Graduate Programs

Option in Urban Affairs (code PPA_MP02)

Admission

The general standards for admission are identical to those for the Master of Public Administration degree program. An applicant must demonstrate a background of related undergraduate course work of twelve units, or significant management and/or staff experience in public administration.

Requirements

  • 1. A minimum of 39 course units in graduate course work, with a minimum of 24 units of 500/600 level courses in public policy and administration;
  • 2. Satisfactory completion of the following:
    • PPA 500 Foundations of Public Policy & Administration (3)
    • PPA 555 Government Budgeting and Finance (3)
    • PPA 577 Public Sector Human Resources Management (3)
    • PPA 610 Seminar in Urban Affairs (3)
    • PPA 660 Seminar in Organization Theory and Behavior (3)
    • PPA 670 Policy Issue Analysis (3)
    • PPA 696 Research Methods in Public Administration (3)
  • 3. Completion of an approved internship program (PPA 585) as required course work beyond the 39-unit minimum, or waiver of the internship requirement based on professional experience;
  • 4. Completion of 12 units of elective course work from:
    • PPA 512, 517, 522, 523, 525, 533, 535, 540, 546, 547, 548, 550, 567, 571, 575, 581, 590; CRJU 530, 504, 621; EDAD 541, 544; EDP 520, 536; GEOG 650, 666; HIST 673; POSC 640; REC 521, 571.
  • 5. Successful completion of PPA 697 Directed Research (6) and an approved Student Learning Portfolio.