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Courses and Sample Schedule

Class schedules are designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Each semester, Fall, Spring and Summer, students are expected to take two courses to stay in sequence. Generally classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.; occasionally a course is offered on Friday evening and Saturday. Students may finish coursework earlier by either taking three courses during some semesters and/or by transferring up to two graduate courses taken within the past five years and relevant to the ALS program.

Prior to starting regular classes in the Fall, newly admitted students will take a one-credit ProSeminar course during the Summer. This course will be offered one night per week for four weeks from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Students will be oriented to expectations for scholarship, including academic writing style, research and conference presentations, learning how to search the literature through IUP library’s online resources, and writing a short paper related to their potential dissertation research interest.

This schedule may be subject to change. Additional optional electives may be offered.

Summer I

  • Pro-Seminar (1 credit)

Fall I

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Classical Social and Organizational Theory

Spring I

  • Contemporary Social and Organizational Theory
  • Analysis of Social Data

Summer II

  • Social Policy
  • Administration in the Public Sector

Fall II (Year 2)

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods I

Spring II

  • Quantitative Methods II
  • Leadership Theories

Summer III

  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective

Fall III (Year 3)

  • Program Evaluation
  • Leadership Applications

Spring III

  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Elective

Summer IV

  • Elective
  • Administration and Leadership Studies Program
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2956
  • Fax: 724-357-4842
  • ALS Program Office Hours
  • Monday through Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:-00 p.m.