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2007-2009 Catalog 
    
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration MPA


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MPA General Program

Knowledge Base.

  1. A course in government or public sector administration or relevant experience.
  2. PUB 571  / ECN 571  or a course in microeconomic principles taken within the last five years.
  3. PUB 580  / ECN 580  or a course in statistics taken within the last five years.

Requirements. Thirty-nine credits (forty-two credits for students requiring an internship), as follows:

  1. Core Courses (15 credits).
    PUB 500 , PUB 501 ; PUB 506  /  ; two from: PUB 502 , PUB 571  / ECN 571 , PUB 510  / POL 510 .
  2. Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits).
    From PUB 503 , PUB 504 , PUB 521 ; PUB 518  / HCR 518 , HCR 524 ; PUB 519  / POL 520 , PUB 522  / POL 541 , POL 541 ; PUB 572 ; SOC 566 .
  3. Analytical Methods (6 credits).
    From PUB 523 ; PUB 575  / ECN 575 , ECN 580 ; PUB 508  / HCR 508 , PUB 520  / HCR 527  / PSY 527 .
  4. Applied Research (6 credits).
    PUB 593  / HCR 593 ; one from PUB 595  / HCR 595 ; PUB 502 *; PUB 510  / POL 510 *; PUB 571  / ECN 571 *, PUB 575  /  *.
  5. Internship (0-3 credits).
    PUB 590 . The internship is not required of those students who are practicing administrators or who have had two years or more experience in an administrative capacity.

*Each of these courses requires a substantial research project similar in scope to PUB 595  and cannot be double counted to meet requirements in any other section of the MPA program.

MPA Concentration in Administration of Nonprofit Agencies

The concentration in Administration of Nonprofit Agencies is designed to serve principally those who seek advancement in careers in the not-for-profit sector. The concentration also will serve, and is appropriate for, those with bachelor’s degrees but no current or previous relevant employment. The Nonprofit Administration option might be of particular interest to those with undergraduate degrees in social work, sociology, economics, health care, political science, business, psychology, or communications.

Knowledge Base. Same as for the General Program.

Requirements. Thirty-nine credits (forty-two credits for students requiring an internship), as follows:

  1. Core courses (15 credits).
    PUB 500 , PUB 501 , PUB 502 ; PUB 506  / HCR 506 ; one from: PUB 571  / ECN 571 , PUB 510  / POL 510  .
  2. Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits).
    From PUB 520 , PUB 525 , PUB 540 ; one from PUB 503 , PUB 504 ; PUB 518  / HCR 518 .
  3. Analytical Methods (6 credits).
    From PUB 523 ; PUB 575  / ECN 575 , PUB 580  / ECN 580 ; PUB 508  / HCR 508  ; PUB 527  / HCR 527  / PSY 527  .
  4. Applied Research (6 credits).
    PUB 593  / HCR 593 ; one from PUB 595  / HCR 595 ; PUB 502 *; PUB 510  / POL 510 *; PUB 571  / ECN 571 *, ECN 575 *.
  5. Internship (0-3 credits).
    PUB 590 . The internship is not required of those students who are practicing administrators or who have had two or more years of experience in an administrative capacity.

*Each of these courses requires a substantial research project similar in scope to PUB 595  and cannot be double counted to meet requirements in any other section of the MPA program.

MPA Concentration in Criminal Justice Administration

The primary objective of the concentration in Criminal Justice Administration is to provide advanced education in administration and policy analysis to persons already employed in agencies in the criminal justice system. The educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees, and others with limited or outdated training in administration areaddressed. Designed to serve those seeking to update knowledge to deal with the more complex and numerous tasks facing professionals in the criminal justice system, the concentration includes study of contemporary developments in criminal justice administration, most notably the interdependence between preprosecutorial and post-prosecutorial agencies and functions and the close relationship between administration and policy.

Knowledge Base. Same as for the General Program.

Requirements. Thirty-nine credits (forty-two credits for students requiring an internship), as follows:

  1. Core Courses (15 credits).
    PUB 500 , PUB 501 ; HCR 506  / PUB 506  ; two from: PUB 502  PUB 503  , PUB 571  / ECN 571 , PUB 510  / POL 510 .
  2. Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits).
    PUB 504 ; PUB 530  / POL 530  ; two from: PUB 532 , PUB 533 , PUB 534 ; PUB 518  / HCR 518 , PUB 519  / POL 520 , PUB 528  / POL 528  , SOC 585 .
  3. Analytical Methods (6 credits).
    From PUB 523 ; ECN 575  / PUB 575 , PUB 580  / ECN 580 ; PUB 508  / HCR 508 ; PUB 527  / HCR 527  / PSY 527 .
  4. Applied Research (6 credits).
    PUB 593 ; one from PUB 595  / HCR 595 ; PUB 502 *; PUB 510  / POL 510 *; PUB 571  / ECN 571 *, ECN 575 *.
  5. Internship (0-3 credits).
    PUB 590 . The internship is not required of those students who hold full-time employment in agencies in the criminal justice system.

*Each of these courses requires a substantial research project similar in scope to PUB 595  and cannot be double counted to meet requirements in any other section of the MPA program.

MPA Concentration in Educational Administration

The program concentration in Educational Administration equips the educational administrator with concepts and tools, and provides an informed perspective on the range of problems and responsibilities confronting education today. The Michigan Board of Education has reinstated licensure for school administrators. The standards are published on the website of the State of Michigan Department of Education. The MPA curriculum is aligned with the State Board of Education standards, along with those of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.

Requirements. Thirty-nine credits as follows:     

  1. Core Courses (12 credits).
    PUB 500 , PUB 501 ; PUB 567  / EDU 567 , EDU 582 .
  2. Administrative Functions and Processes (15 credits).
    PUB 550  / EDU 550 , PUB 563  / EDU 563 , PUB 564  / EDU 564 PUB 566  / EDU 566 , PUB 594  / EDU 594 .
  3. Analytical Methods (6 credits).
    PUB 508 ; PUB 568  / EDU 568 .
  4. Applied Research (6 credits).
    PUB 592  / EDU 592 ; PUB 593 .

MPA Concentration in Health Care Administration

The program concentration in Health Care Administration offered in collaboration with the Department of Health Sciences and Administration provides advanced education in administration and policy analysis primarily to persons employed within the health care field. It addresses the educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees, as well as others with limited or outdated education or training in administration. Focusing on
contemporary developments in health care administration, the program concentration prepares students to deal with the complex tasks and challenges of today’s health care system.

Knowledge Base. Same as for the General Program.

Requirements. Thirty-nine credits (forty-two credits for students requiring an internship), as follows:

  1. Core courses (15 credits).
    PUB 500 , PUB 501 ; HCR 506  / PUB 506  ; two from: PUB 502 , PUB 571  / ECN 571 , PUB 510  / POL 510 .
  2. Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits).
    1. HCR 500  (required if the student has not taken PHS 315  or equivalent); HCR 505  / PUB 505  .
    2. Additional credits from PUB 503 , PUB 504 ; HCR 509  / PUB 509 , PUB 518 ,  , PUB 577 , PUB 587 , PUB 519  / POL 520  , PUB 522  / POL 522 .
  3. Analytical Methods (6 credits).
    From ECN 579 HCR 579 ; PUB 523 ; ECN 575  / PUB 575 , PUB 580  / ECN 580 ; PUB 508  / HCR 508 ; PUB 527  / HCR 527  / PSY 527 .
  4. Applied Research (6 credits).
    HCR 593  / PUB 593 ; one from PUB 595 ; PUB 502 *; PUB 510  / POL 510 *; PUB 571  / ECN 571 *, PUB 575 *.
  5. Internship (0-3 credits).
    PUB 590  . The internship is not required of students who hold full-time employment in agencies of the health care system.

*Each of these courses requires a substantial research project similar in scope to PUB 595  and cannot be double counted to meet requirements in any other section of the MPA program.

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