This course traces the historical development of the intellectual and theoretical foundations of modern public administration beginning with Woodrow Wilson's essay concerning the politics administration dichotomy through the multitude of more modern theories. It includes an overview of the responsibilities of public administration professionals within a democratic society, a description of the history and development of the field of public administration, and an introduction to ethical issues faced by public administrators. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 MPA510-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Groves, Beth A.
Summer 2024 MPA510-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Groves, Beth A.
Fall 2024 MPA510-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 MPA510-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 MPA510-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course analyzes theories and strategies of resource allocation as a basis for managing revenues and debt in government. It focuses on budgeting as a tool for controlling both operations and policy at all levels of government. Students will gain knowledge of the role of government in a market economy, how local, state and federal governments raise the money they spend, and why expenditures are channeled toward certain critical areas in the economy under conditions of market failure. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 MPA530-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course provides a solid groundwork for the study of labor-management negotiations grounded in theory by analyzing and describing the nature and extent of labor-management negotiations, the suspected causes of conflict, and the internal and environmental influences on these changes. It covers what most experts believe are the critical issues in labor-management negotiations and collective bargaining in the public sector, and analyzes crucial policy issues. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 MPA540-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 MPA540-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course provides an introduction to statistical analysis and its application to research and decision-making for public administrators. The emphasis is on the collection and analysis of quantitative data using PASW and Excel. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability concepts, confidence intervals, data collection, and data analysis - including parametric and nonparametric data analysis using PASW and Excel. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 MPA560-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Guzzetta, Brian W
Summer 2024 MPA560-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online McKinney, Ogbochi A.
Fall 2024 MPA560-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 MPA560-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 MPA560-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course examines the activities of government and the consequences of these actions. Through the application of analytical techniques, the student will gain an understanding of the nature of public policy and various ways in which it may be approached. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 MPA570-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Groves, Beth A.
Spring 2025 MPA570-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 MPA570-BE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course is a graduate level introduction to organizational theory. Students will explore the structure and function of public and nonprofit organizations and the behavior of people in them. Exposure to a variety of major theories and perspectives as well as a review of recent research in the discipline will be discussed. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 MPA590-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course introduces students to the concepts, approaches and methods of completing a comprehensive exam. Focus will be placed on proper scholarly examination writing techniques as well as a comprehensive review of public administration coursework themes, theories, best practices and applications. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 MPA594-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Groves, Beth A.
Summer 2024 MPA594-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Groves, Beth A.
Fall 2024 MPA594-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 MPA594-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 MPA594-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Students must also complete all of the requirements in the leadership concentration.

This course is designed to create a deeper understanding of leadership at the cognitive, experiential, and implementation level. Students will integrate and apply theoretical concepts, improve collaborative management skills, and explore their individual philosophies of leadership. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 MPA520-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Rickman, Tracy Eugene
Summer 2025 MPA520-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 MPA520-BE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course provides a comprehensive approach to conflict resolution with an emphasis on public sector labor negotiations. Students will evaluate and will critically analyze theoretical, collaborative and practical approaches associated with conflict resolution, negotiation and consensus building in the workplace. Case study examinations will include root causes and dynamics of conflict, various methods of conflict analysis and resolution techniques, reflective practice, third party roles, and ethics as it applies to the position of the legitimate and accountable administrator. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 MPA545-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Curtis, James E.
Spring 2025 MPA545-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 MPA545-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course examines the basic legal and ethical concepts and challenges facing public administrators. The lectures, readings, and class discussions will be used to identify principles that might guide legal and ethical choices, and to show the practical impacts of these principles. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 MPA580-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Powell, David C.
Spring 2024 MPA580-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Telleria, Gabriel M.
Spring 2025 MPA580-BE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 MPA580-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course examines the interrelationship of political and economic factors that influence both public political and economic outcomes. Key means of analysis will include application of micro- and macro-economic theories to obtain better understandings of political and administrative decision-making processes. (3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 MPA585-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course examines and prepares students for professional presentation skills within an organization. This course provides students with effective ways of integrating technology, data, narrative information and persuasive oral presentation skills. Practical application and demonstration of skills will be required.(3 units; Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 MPA593-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Rodriguez, Alia A.
Summer 2025 MPA593-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF