concentrations in Planning and Regional Development, Human Services
Administration, Human Resources Management, Local Government Management,
International Development Administration, and Criminal Justice Administration,
the MAPA program requires 36 or 39 graduate credits, including a thesis or an internship.
Students develop a core competence in methodology and in public administration and also select one of six interdisciplinary field specializations.
A student whose undergraduate transcript shows “B or better” performance
in a Research Methods in Political Science course may petition the MAPA
program for exemption from PLSC 500.
The MAPA Program consists of the following courses:
PLSC 500 Research Methods in Political Science  (3 credits)
PLSC 674 Analytical Techniques (3 credits)
CRIM 605 Research Methods (3 credits)
GEOG 612 Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Regional Planning (3 credits)
GSR 615 Elements of Research (3 credits)
SOC 665 Microcomputing Applications in Sociology (3 credits)
PLSC 570 Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)
PLSC 666 Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)
PLSC 668 Public Sector Financial Administration (3 credits)
PLSC 671 Seminar in Public Administration (3 credits)
Students must select one of the following with advice from the graduate adviser:
PLSC 698 Internship or PLSC 795 Thesis
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