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Summary of Changes

Faculty

  • Elena Kulikov, Department Chair
  • Ernest Jewell, Acting Director, Master of Public Administration Program

Emeriti Faculty

  • Added: Iris Baxter, Justine Bell

Master of Public Administration Program

Admission Requirements

  • Updated requirements for classified admission to the MPA program including revised GPA, revised TOEFL score.
  • Suspended the GRE requirement for admission.

Admission Procedures

  • Removed item 2c. Submission of GRE scores not required.

Public Administration

College of Business Administration and Public Policy       

Department of Public Administration and Public Policy

Bachelor of Science

Administrative Management Concentration

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration

Health Services Administration Concentration

Nonprofit Management Concentration

Public Financial Management Concentration

Public Personnel Administration Concentration

Minor

Criminal Justice Administration

Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration

Nonprofit Management Concentration

Public Management Concentration

Faculty

Elena Kulikov, Department Chair

Theodore P. Byrne, Elena Kulikov, Marie Palladini, Foraker U. Smith, Rhonda Whitfield

Department Office: SBS A-306, (310) 243-3444

Undergraduate Advising: SBS A-314, (310) 243-3561

Ernest Jewell, Acting Director, Master of Public Administration Program

MPA Advising Office: SBS B-313, (310) 243-3465

Emeriti Faculty

Mary Auth, Iris Baxter, Justine Bell, Gary Colboth, David J. Karber, Jeff Smith

Features

Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration is designed to provide professional preparation for administrative or managerial positions in public service organizations The degree program requires: 1) completion of a set of core courses common to all public administration students; 2) a concentration and 3) two additional courses for breadth. The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration Degree is a single-field major, which means that students are not required to complete a minor for graduation.

The Minor in Public Administration is designed to provide a basic foundation in public management. The minor is especially appropriate for students who major in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. It is an attractive option to students with majors in fields that lead to public sector employment, like recreation or health science.

In addition to full-time faculty, the department has part-time faculty who are practicing public managers in their areas of specialization. Several of the full-time faculty also have lengthy careers as public managers.

To compliment the traditional classroom instruction, the Department of Public Administration and Public Policy offers a number of activities that enhance the total educational experience of students. The department sponsors speakers and professional symposia. The faculty also sponsors the Dominguez Public Administration Association (DPAA), a student club open to all public administration students, and Pi Alpha Alpha, a renowned national honor society for outstanding Public Administration students.

Graduate

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed to provide quality professional education for persons entering or working in public service professions. The MPA program prepares students for careers as professional managers of public sector or nonprofit organizations, as well as for research, consulting, and teaching careers. The MPA curriculum provides a theoretical foundation for the practice of public management.

MPA courses are only offered in the evenings and, at times, on weekends. After meeting prerequisite requirements, students can finish all other program requirements in two and a half academic years if they complete two courses per semester and two summer courses (depending upon summer scheduled courses). The MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs/Administration (NASPAA), the professional association responsible for evaluating the quality of MPA degree programs. NASPAA is located at 1029 Vermont Ave. , N.W., Ste. 1100, Washington, DC 20005-3517.

MPA Public Management Concentration

The Public Management concentration is designed to provide the Master of Public Administration program with an emphasis in the structure, functioning, and skill competencies required for contemporary managers in the public and nonprofit sectors. This concentration offers our students a program that addresses the social, political, and economic landscape of the public sector, and its history and role in American Society. This concentration provides a broad examination of theoretical perspectives, the environmental context, and management functions that can be used to analyze organizations and to improve organizational effectiveness. The concentration combines applied and conceptual readings and provides students with opportunities to apply concepts and techniques to issues experienced in various workplace settings.

MPA Criminal Justice Concentration

The Criminal Justice Administration concentration was developed to meet the needs of our students and the expanding opportunities in the criminal justice field. This curriculum offers students a specialized program that addresses federal, state and local needs by preparing them for administrative, managerial, or other professional positions in criminal justice organizations and law enforcement. This concentration provides students with an excellent opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge and skills to gain positions or professional advancement within the field of justice administration, criminal justice policy, and law enforcement. The CJA concentration also addresses local community needs by providing our students with an opportunity to gain skills necessary to succeed in careers that address local, state, and national issues of importance in the criminal justice arena. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge, competencies, and values associated with criminal justice theories, procedures, organizations, and processes in a variety of sectors involving the administration of justice.

MPA Nonprofit Management Concentration

Nonprofit Management concentration was developed to meet the needs of the growing nonprofit arena. This concentration offers students a program that addresses the social, political, and economic landscape of the sector, its origin, size, composition, and its role in American Society and elsewhere. The coursework will review the size, scope, and dimensions of the U.S. nonprofit sector and examine theories of the sector and its conceptual underpinnings in some depth along with historical and religious foundations. This concentration also looks at such issues as why people organize, give financial support, and donate time. The concentration examines key aspects of the fundraising process for nonprofit organizations, major theoretical foundations, and general fundraising principles as well as a variety of marketing and fundraising techniques, sources of donations, and aspects of managing the fundraising process. The concentration combines applied and conceptual readings and provides students with opportunities to apply concepts and techniques through a series of service-learning portfolio assignments in collaboration with area nonprofit organizations.

Academic and Professional Advisement

Undergraduate

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree receive academic advisement for designing and completing their program of study. Specialized professional advisement can be obtained from the CBAPP Advisement Center. Undergraduate students seeking professional advisement should contact department faculty, who are available to discuss career options and current policy issues in professions within the areas of Public Administration and Public Policy.

Graduate

Candidates for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree receive academic advisement through the College's Graduate Business and Public Administration Advising Office. Students seeking academic advisement should contact Eileen Hall in the Graduate Advising Office at (310) 243-3465, or ehall@csudh.edu. Specialized professional advisement can be obtained from members of the Public Administration faculty. Graduate students seeking professional advisement should contact department faculty, who are available to discuss career options and current policy issues in professions within the areas of Public Administration and Public Policy.

Preparation

Undergraduate

High school students should take college preparatory courses in the social and natural sciences, English and mathematics.

Students taking their first two years of study at a community college are advised to complete lower division general education requirements.

Graduate

While completing their undergraduate degrees, future MPA students should, if possible, complete a basic statistics course, a computer applications course, and three or more undergraduate public administration courses.

Career Possibilities

Undergraduate

The job opportunities for students in public administration are as diverse as the range of services provided by governments in the United States . Students may also be employed in fields such as law enforcement, human services, education and transportation.

In addition, the program provides employment preparation for: nonprofit organizations, utility companies, and some private firms and hospitals. The degree also provides a strong base for those pursuing a career in law.

Graduate

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree provides students with the educational background and professional competencies needed to secure upper level administrative/managerial positions in a variety of public sector and nonprofit organizations, or in firms with close ties to governments, such as utilities or defense contractors.

The majority of MPA students at CSU, Dominguez Hills are already employed by public agencies when they begin their graduate education and use their Master's degrees for professional advancement within their organizations. Other students with little or no work experience, or those with no managerial experience, use the MPA degree to obtain entry-level administrative or management positions. Students also use the MPA degree as preparation for doctoral study, law school, and careers in teaching and research.

Graduation with Honors for Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student may be a candidate for graduation with Honors in Public Administration by meeting the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. A minimum grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses used to satisfy the upper division requirements in the major;
  3. Recommendation by the Public Administration faculty.

 

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 or a maximum of 132 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required.

Major Requirements (48 units)

Students must select one of the concentrations listed. The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Common Core Requirements (36 units)

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (6 units):

CIS 270. Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals (3)

MAT 105. Finite Mathematics (3) or

MAT 131. Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)

 

B.  Upper Division Required Courses (24 units):

ENG 352. Writing and Speaking Skills for Management (3) or

BUS 300. Business Communications (3)

PUB 300. Foundations of Public Administration (3)

PUB 301. Administrative Leadership and Behavior (3)

PUB 302. Administration of Financial Resources (3)

PUB 303. Public Personnel Administration (3)

PUB 304. Administration of Public Policy (3)

PUB 305. Applied Statistics in Public Administration (3) or

CJA 341. Statistics in Criminal Justice Administration (3)

PUB 490. Senior Seminar in Public Administration (3)

 

C. Electives (6 units): Select a total of two courses from the following choices:

CJA XXX. (See explanation below)*

CJA XXX. (See explanation below)*

POL 310. Current Issues in American Government (3)

POL 354. American Political Thought (3)

PUB XXX. (See explanation below)*

PUB XXX. (See explanation below)*

PUB 496. Internship Practicum (3)

          Enrollment in PUB 496 requires the consent of the department chair.

SOC 315. Sociology of Work (3)

THE 320. Speech Skills and Techniques (3)

        * Any Public Administration or Criminal Justice Administration course not used to satisfy other core or concentration requirements.

Each student must select one of the concentrations listed below:

Administrative Management Concentration (12 units)

A.  Select three courses from the following (9 units):

CJA 423. Administrative Law (3)

PUB 314. Compensation, Staffing, and Appraisal (3)

PUB 315. Labor-Management Relations in Government (3)

PUB 324. Analytic Decision-Making (3)

PUB 426. Intergovernmental Relations and Grant-Writing (3)

PUB 434. Administrative Planning (3)

 

B.  Select one additional course from the above list or from the following (3 units):

COM 300. Organizational Communications (3)

COM 365. Introduction to Public Relations (3)

PSY 372. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)

PUB 330. Urban Administration (3)

PUB 371. Health Services Administration and Public Policy Development (3)

SOC 315. Sociology of Work (3)

THE 320. Speech Skills and Techniques (3)

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration (12 units)

A.  Required Courses (9 units):

CJA 340. Criminal Justice and the Community (3)

CJA 342. Legal Foundations of Justice Administration (3)

CJA 423. Administrative Law (3)

 

B.  Select one additional course from the following (3 units):

CJA 443. Criminal Law and Justice Administration (3)

CJA 444. Juvenile Justice Process (3)

CJA 445. Policing and the Administration of Justice (3)

CJA 446. Terrorism and Extremism (3)

NCR 541. Restorative Justice (3)*

POL 360. American Constitutional Law: Distribution of Power (3)

PUB 315. Labor-Management Relations in Government (3)

PUB 324. Analytic Decision-Making (3)

PUB 330. Urban Administration (3)

PUB 434. Administrative Planning (3)

SOC 364. Corrections (3)

SOC 368. Criminology (3)

SOC 369. Juvenile Delinquency (3)

        * Open to seniors only.

Health Services Administration Concentration (12 units)

A.  Required Courses (6 units):

PUB 371. Health Services Administration and Public Policy Development (3)

PUB 373. Health Policy (3)

 

B.  Select two additional courses from the following (6 units):

CJA 423. Administrative Law (3)

PUB 314. Compensation, Staffing, and Appraisal (3)

PUB 315. Labor-Management Relations in Government (3)

PUB 434. Administrative Planning (3)

ECO 384. Economics of Health (3) [I]

HSC 201. Health Care Systems and Perspectives (3)

HEA 472. Survey of Health Care Finance (3)

Nonprofit Management Concentration (12)

A.  Required Courses (9 units):

PUB 450. The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector

PUB 451. Managing the Nonprofit Organization

PUB 452. Fundraising and Fund Development

 

B.  Select one additional course from the following (3 units):

PUB 423. Administrative Law

PUB 426. Intergovernmental Relations and Grant Writing

PUB 434. Administrative Planning

PUB 371. Health Service Administration

PUB 496. Internship Seminar and Practicum

Public Financial Management Concentration (12 units)

A.  Required Courses (9 units):

ACC 230. Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 231. Managerial Accounting (3)

PUB 426. Intergovernmental Relations and Grant-Writing (3)

 

B.  Select one additional course from the following (3 units):

ACC 431. Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting (3)

ECO 327. Public Finance (3)

PUB 324. Analytic Decision-Making (3)

PUB 434. Administrative Planning (3)

Public Personnel Administration Concentration (12 units)

A.  Required Courses (6 units):

PUB 314. Compensation, Staffing and Appraisal (3)

PUB 315. Labor-Management Relations in Government (3)

 

B.  Select two additional courses from the following (6 units):

CJA 423. Administrative Law (3)

COM 300. Organizational Communication (3)

PUB 324. Analytic Decision-Making (3)

PUB 330. Urban Administration (3)

PUB 371. Health Services Administration and Public Policy Development (3)

PUB 434. Administrative Planning (3)

SOC 315. Sociology of Work (3)

 

Minor in Criminal Justice Administration (15 units)

A.  Required Courses (6 units):

CJA 340. Criminal Justice and the Community (3)

CJA 342. Legal Foundations of Justice Administration (3)

 

B.  Electives (9 units): Students must complete three additional courses in Criminal Justice Administration, to be chosen from the following courses with the assistance of an advisor.

CJA 341. Statistics for Criminal Justice Administration (3)

CJA 423. Administrative Law (3)

CJA 443. Criminal Law and Justice Administration (3)

CJA 444. Juvenile Justice Process (3)

CJA 445. Policing and the Administration of Justice (3)

CJA 446. Terrorism and Extremism (3)

NCR 541. Restorative Justice (3)*

        * Open to seniors only.

 

Minor in Public Administration (15 units)

A.  Required Courses (6 units):

PUB 300. Foundations of Public Administration (3)

PUB 301. Administrative Leadership and Behavior (3)

 

B.  Electives (9 units): Students must complete three additional courses in Public Administration, to be chosen with the assistance of an advisor.

Master of Public Administration (36 units)

Admission Requirements

The College of Business Administration and Public Policy offers the MPA degree on-campus and on-line (Internet).

All applicants to the MPA Program, on-campus and on-line, must follow all admission procedures outlined in the catalog section "Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Procedures and Policies." 

Applicants will be considered for classified admission to the MPA program if they:

  • Hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university,
  • Are in good standing at the last institution attended,
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) upper division units, or 3.0 overall GPA
  • Attain a minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 CBT or 80IBT. The TOEFL or the ILETS (minimum score of 6.5 for the ILETS) is required for all applicants with a non-U.S. degree.

 Students may be required to take up to 4 prerequisites as a condition of acceptance into the program.  The acceptance letter will identify the specific prerequisite courses indicated for each student. 

Applicants admitted on a "conditional" basis must maintain a "B" average every semester that they remain on a conditional status or they will be subject to disqualification after any one semester with a GPA less than 3.0.

Applicants admitted on a "classified" basis must maintain a "B" average every semester.  If in any one semester a student's GPA falls below 3.0, they will have one semester to bring their GPA up to the required 3.0 or they will be subject to disqualification.  This refers to both the cumulative and the major GPA.

Program Requirements

In order to receive an MPA degree, the following is required:

  1. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) within the first 9 units.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 36 semester units (27 core course units and 9 approved elective course units);
  3. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all coursework used to satisfy degree requirements; 3.0 for cumulative university coursework.
  4. A grade of "C" or higher in all courses taken for the degree; prerequisites require at least a grade of "B".  While a "C" grade is passing, the GPA in the major and cumulative coursework must be 3.0.
  5. Satisfactory completion of the Capstone course (PUB 592) or an Honors Thesis (PUB 599);
  6. Completion of all program requirements within five years from beginning of core or transferred graduate coursework. 
  7. All students both online an on campus may apply through csumentor.edu.  Please check the csumentor.edu for application deadlines.

Transfer Requirements

Students who have completed public administration courses may request a waiver of Public Administration prerequisites by petition to the MPA office (at the discretion of the Dept. Chair). The courses must be upper division with a grade of "B" or higher.

Students transferring from other MPA programs may request transfer credit for equivalent MPA courses. Transfer credit for MPA course work is limited to nine semester units and only for equivalent courses taken at an accredited university or college and for which the student received a grade of "B" or higher. Only 3 units may transfer in for concentration course other than Public Management.

All MPA coursework, if taken as part of the MPA program, must be completed within five years to meet the College of Business Administration and Public Policy graduation requirements.

Admission Procedures

1.  Submit an application for admission for graduate study to the University in accordance with procedures outlined in the "Graduate Application Procedures" section of the University Catalog.

2.  Send the following documents directly to the Department of Public Administration and Public Policy, MPA Program Coordinator.

a.  A one-to-two page typewritten personal statement that describes the applicant's professional accomplishments and goals and explains how a MPA degree would help reach those goals. The personal statement will be used to evaluate the applicant's critical thinking and writing skills and to assess the appropriateness of a MPA degree to the achievement of the stated goals.

b.  A current résumé. The résumé will be used to evaluate the applicant's academic background and professional experience.

3.  In addition to the above described documents, applicants requesting consideration for Conditional Admission (see description above) are required to:

a.  Submit two letters of recommendation that provide an assessment of the applicant's academic abilities and potential for success in a graduate program, (letters from prior instructors are preferred but letters from work supervisors are acceptable).

b.  Attend an interview with the MPA Program Coordinator upon notification.

Degree Requirements

A.  Prerequisites/Bridge Courses

     An upper division undergraduate statistics course (PUB 305 Applied Statistics in Public Administration) and a computer applications course (or evidence of basic computing skills) are program requirements and should be met before admission or in the first semester in residence.  The statistics course cannot be older than 3 years with a grade of at least "B". A prerequisite of at least a "B" in a college level math is also a requirement for the MPA Program. The specific courses to be completed will be determined by the department on an individual basis.

         Students who have no prior public administration related coursework or who have limited public agency administrative experience (as determined by the MPA program department) will be required to enroll in at least three of the following undergraduate courses:

PUB 300. Foundations of Public Administration (3)

PUB 302. Administration of Financial Resources (3)

PUB 303. Public Personnel Administration (3)

PUB 304. Administration of Public Policy (3)

PUB 305. Applied Statistics in Public Administration (3)

MGT 310. Management Theory (3)

         With approval of the MPA Program Coordinator, prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently with the graduate curriculum during the first semester of enrollment. Prerequisite courses carry no graduate credit.

         Students must receive a grade of "B" or higher in all prerequisite courses.  A "B-" does not meet this requirement.

 

B.  Core Curriculum (27 units):

     Core courses are designed to give a thorough background in each of the major areas of Public Administration.

PUB 500. Environment and Practice of Public Administration (3)

PUB 501. Public Management (3)

PUB 502. Administrative Theory and Behavior (3)

PUB 504. Quantitative Methods in Public Administration (3)

PUB 506. Administration and Public Policy Analysis (3)

PUB 508. Seminar: Public Personnel and Labor Relations (3)

PUB 510. Public Financial Management (3)

PUB 512. Foundations of Ethical Administration (3)

PUB 592. Capstone: Integrative Seminar in Public Administration (3) or

PUB 599. Honors Thesis (3)

 

C. Each student must select one concentration area from the following (9 units)

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration (9 units)

1.  Required Courses (6 units):

CJA 540. Advanced Criminal Justice Issues (3)

CJA 545. Policing and Justice Administration (3)

2.  Select one from the following (3 units):

CJA 523. Administrative Law (3)

CJA 546. Terrorism and Extremism (3)

CJA 595. Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3)

CJA 596. Internship (3)

  Note: No 400-level class may be used for an elective in this concentration. 

Nonprofit Management Concentration (9 units)

PUB 550. Contemporary Issues in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3)

PUB 551. Leadership and Managing the Nonprofit Organization (3)

PUB 552. Advanced Topics in Fundraising and Fund Development (3)

  Note: No 400-level class can be used for an elective in this concentration.

Public Management Concentration (9 units)

PUB 521. Seminar: Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations (3)

PUB 525. Seminar: Human Resources Management (3)

PUB 594. Independent Study (3)

PUB 595. Special Topics in Public Administration (3)

PUB 596. Internship Seminar and Practicum (3)

  Note: One 400-level class can be used for an elective in this concentration: CJA 444, PUB 426, PUB 434, PUB 495 (subject to topic). If you choose to use a 400-level elective, you may not use its 500-level equivalent course.

D. Master's Requirement

     In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree. Students should consult the section of the catalog entitled "Graduate Degrees and Postbaccalaureate Studies."

 

E.  Additional MPA Requirements:

     An overall grade point average of 3.0 ("B") or higher is required in all courses taken to satisfy MPA degree requirements.  Any course in which a grade lower than a "C" (2.0) is earned must be repeated for a grade of "C" or higher.  Graduate students, unlike undergraduates, may not repeat a course to cancel the lower grade ("Repeat and Cancel").

         An MPA student  may be placed on probation if, in any semester, he or she has failed to earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for work taken in that semester.  During the subsequent probationary semester the student must achieve a grade point average sufficiently high enough to bring the cumulative grade point average to 3.0 or higher.  In addition, any MPA student receiving less than a "C" grade in any class during any semester must meet with the MPA Coordinator prior to registering for the next semester to discuss the student's progress.

 

               

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

 

Public Administration

Upper Division

PUB 300         Foundations of Public Administration (3).

Analysis of the role of public administration within the American political system and of the concordant functions and responsibilities of public sector administrators; discussion of administrative ethics; overview of public sector administrative and managerial processes.

PUB 301         Administrative Leadership and Behavior (3).

Study of human behavior in organizational settings; examination of how managerial/supervisory functions impact employee morale and productivity and overall organizational effectiveness. Primary areas of analysis include motivation, leadership, interpersonal and group dynamics, communication, and organizational power.

PUB 302         Administration of Financial Resources (3).

Administrative and political considerations of fiscal policy, the budgetary process and fiscal controls, financial management and planning, government and the economy, intergovern­mental fiscal relations and nature of grants-in-aid, alternate revenue sources, contemporary issues.

PUB 303         Public Personnel Administration (3).

Study of policies, methods, and techniques in Public Personnel Administration; government personnel systems; manpower management; values in public career systems; concepts of man and work; motivation and morale; training; labor-management relations; contemporary issues.

PUB 304         Administration of Public Policy (3).

Policy decisions and their implementation and evaluation, relationship of the branches of government and characteristics of bureaucracy.

PUB 305         Applied Statistics in Public Administration (3).

Prerequisite: MAT 131.

Role and application of statistical analysis in public management; review of mathematics and statistical functions; use of statistics in planning and decision-making functions; introduction to the uses and application of computer technology.

PUB 314         Compensation, Staffing, and Appraisal (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 303 or MGT 313.

Review of concepts, approaches and techniques used to develop compensation programs in public organizations. Emphasis will be upon practices, legal requirements and guidelines for these specialized areas of personnel management.

PUB 315         Labor-Management Relations in Government (3).

Developments in public employee unionization, collective bargaining laws and strategies, bargaining as a technical and political process, strikes and impasse machineries, employee organizations and public policy, administrative implication of public service unionism.

PUB 324         Analytic Decision-Making (3).

Analytic and quantitative approaches to planning, evaluation, and decision-making; rational decision-making process as analytic framework for comparing alternative public policies and actions; public sector applications of selected quantitative methods, such as forecasting and cost-benefit analysis.

PUB 330         Urban Administration (3).

Structures and processes of administrative agencies in the urban setting, interagency rela­tions, administration of urban public services, functions and problems of the urban public executive.

PUB 371         Health Services Administration and Public Policy Development (3).

Basic administrative practices; concepts and theory of administration; role and responsibilities of management in planning, organizing, directing and controlling a health services program; examination of current policy issues; study of public policy formulation process; politics as a force of change.

PUB 373         Health Policy (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 371.

Examination of current issues, trends, and problems in health care, including public policy on the national, state and local community levels. Emphasis will be given
to the changing nature of medical care delivery, the policy formation process, professional dominance, and new developments in organizational forms.

PUB 426         Intergovernmental Relations and Grant-Writing (3).

Analysis of financial and administrative relationships between different levels of government and between the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Discussion of developments in grants-in-aid, grantmanship strategies, grants management, resource development and evaluation. Application of knowledge through a grant proposal writing project.

PUB 434         Administrative Planning (3).

A review of the techniques of administrative planning to include normative forecasting, planning and policy formation. The future environment of government services to include demands and resources will be explored within the framework of systems analysis and policy sciences.

PUB 450         Nonprofit and Voluntary Sectors (3).

Provides broad overview of the sector, its origin, size, composition, and role in American Society and elsewhere.  This course also reviews theories of the sector and its conceptual underpinnings (i.e., its philosophical, political, economic, and social basis in American society) in some depth along with historical and religious foundations.  We will also look at such issues as why people organize, give financial support and donate time.

PUB 451         Managing the Nonprofit Organization (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 450 (recommended).

This course aims to understand the important role of nonprofit organizations in American society and the growing impact of non-governmental agencies around the world.  It addresses the opportunities for and challenges to organizational effectiveness and is designed to reflect the interests and needs of nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers, and those who are seeking to make an impact with their financial contributions.

PUB 452         Fundraising and Fund Development (3).

Prerequisites: PUB 450; PUB 451 (recommended).

This course examines key aspects of the fundraising process for nonprofit organizations- major theoretical foundations and general fundraising principles as well as a variety of fundraising techniques, sources of donations, and aspects of managing the fundraising process.  The course combines applied and conceptual readings and provides students with opportunities to apply concepts and techniques through a series of service-learning portfolio assignments in collaboration with area nonprofit organizations.

PUB 490         Senior Seminar in Public Administration (3).

Prerequisite: Senior status.

Integrative course emphasizing application of administrative concepts and principles through use of case study analyses and simulation. Based upon student interest, course may be structured to address specific concentration areas. Three hours of seminar per week.

PUB 494         Independent Study (1-3).

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

Independent investigation of a research problem or directed readings in a selected area of public administration. CR/NC grading.

PUB 495         Special Topics in Public Administration (1-3).

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

An intensive study of an issue, concept or administrative technique that is of interest to both students and faculty of public administration.

PUB 496         Internship Practicum (3).

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

Supervised internship in a public agency. A written project related to the internship experience is required. CR/NC grading.

Graduate

Graduate standing in the MPA Program or consent of the MPA Program Coordinator is prerequisite to enrollment in graduate (500 level) courses.

 

PUB 500         Environment and Practice of Public Administration (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 300.

History and development of the field of public administration, and the context of operations and the functions of management. The practice of management will focus on the political environment, management theory, planning, organizational structure, resources, decision-making and policy analysis.

PUB 501         Public Management (3).

Structural overview of the functioning and skill requirements for contemporary managers in public and nonprofit sectors; examination of the basic management functions from a comparative perspective; emphasis on communication and critical thinking through action-based approaches.

PUB 502         Administrative Theory and Behavior (3).

Prerequisites: PUB 500 and PUB 501 are recommended.

Historical overview of Organizational Theory and Public Administrative Theory and analysis of the theoretical perspectives that have characterized these fields; discussion of various theories, concepts, and models that can be used to analyze organizations and to improve organizational effectiveness.

PUB 504         Quantitative Methods in Public Administration (3).

Prerequisites: PUB 305 and PUB 500.

Quantitative methods used in decision- making with special emphasis on the public sector.

PUB 506         Administration and Public Policy Analysis (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 502 and PUB 504.

Application of analytical tools to the solution of public management problems, introduction to general models of policy analysis, integration of solutions into administrative processes in government; policy studies cases.

PUB 508         Seminar: Public Personnel and Labor Relations (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 500.

Managing the human resources of a public agency with emphasis on selected activities of recruiting, staffing, evaluating, compensating, motivating and training the work force. Procedures and legal requirements for collective bargaining, affirmative action, and equal opportunity will be explored. Three hours of seminar per week.

PUB 510         Public Financial Management (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 506.

Examination of methods, processes and problems in the budgeting and administration of public revenues, revenue generation, forecasting, cost control; emphasis on the political, economic and managerial aspects of public budgeting.

PUB 512         Foundations of Ethical Administration (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 500.

Examination of the foundations of ethical administration, including evaluation and application of ethical theories to public sector issues. Course provides opportunities for students to think reflectively, recognize ethical problems, and gain skills to effectively deal with political and administrative problems.

PUB 521         Seminar: Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations (3).

Prerequisites: PUB 502.

Discussion of theories of human behavior related to work behavior; analysis of interpersonal and behavioral issues commonly encountered in organizational settings. Special emphasis is given to the application of theories, concepts, and techniques to actual public sector work situations. Three hours of seminar per week

PUB 525         Seminar: Human Resources Management (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 508.

An examination and in depth review of selected topics in managing the human resources of an organization such as worker's compensation, risk management, performance appraisal, classification, benefit packages, cutback management, and pension systems. Three hours of seminar per week.

PUB 550         Contemporary Issues in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3)

The course will provide an overview of contemporary issues in nonprofit organizations.  We will analyze nonprofit sector theories and the conceptual underpinnings (i.e., its philosophical, political, economic, and social basis in American society).  Emphasis will be upon examining such issues as it impacts various aspects of nonprofit organizations including ethics, governance, fund raising, employment, and tax status.

PUB 551         Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3).

Prerequisite: PUB 550 (Recommended).

This course addresses leadership and management issues in nonprofit organizations.  Topics include the dynamic functions and membership structure of nonprofit organizations, especially staff, board, and other volunteer relations; governance and management of nonprofit organizations; resource mobilization; and program development, management, and evaluation.

PUB 552         Advanced Topics in Fundraising and Fund Development (3).

Prerequisites: PUB 550, PUB 551 (Recommended).

This course aims to develop students' capacity to think and plan strategically to develop financial resources for nonprofit organizations.  This is a course geared to the needs of nonprofit professionals- whether development, program or executive staff.  This course also examines key aspects of the fundraising process for nonprofit organizations as well as a variety of fundraising techniques, sources of donations, and aspects of managing the fundraising process.

PUB 592         Capstone: Integrative Seminar in Public Administration (3).

Prerequisite: Completion of MPA Core courses.

Integrative course that emphasizes the interrelationships between the academic field of public administration and administrative practice. Course includes case study analysis and individual and group integrative projects. Three hours of seminar per week.

PUB 594         Independent Study (1-3).

Prerequisite: Consent of MPA Program coordinator.

Independent investigation of a research problem or directed readings in a selected area of public administration. CR/NC grading. Repeatable course.

PUB 595         Special Topics in Public Administration (3).

Prerequisite: Consent of MPA Program coordinator.

Intensive study of a specialized area of Public Administration (e.g., Urban Administration, Criminal Justice Administration)
or a selected topic in contemporary public management. Three hours of seminar
per week. Repeatable course.

PUB 596         Internship Practicum (3).

Prerequisite: Consent of MPA program coordinator.

Supervised internship working with a cooperating government agency in a function germane to public administration. Sessions are held to discuss and analyze the problems with which interns are concerned. A written project related to the internship
is required. CR/NC grading.

PUB 599         Honors Thesis (3).

Prerequisites: Grade point average greater than 3.80 and consent of MPA program coordinator.

Thesis relating to public administration. CR/NC grading.

PUB 600         Graduate Continuation Course (0).

Graduate students who have completed their coursework but not their thesis or comprehensive examination, or who have other requirements remaining for the completion of their degree, may maintain continuous attendance by enrolling in this course. Signature of the MPA coordinator required.

Criminal Justice

Upper Division

CJA 340          Criminal Justice and the Community (3).

Political, cultural, and social environment of criminal justice administration; police community relations; accountability of criminal justice agencies to the political and legal order.

CJA 341          Statistics in Criminal Justice Administration (3).

Prerequisites: MAT 105 or MAT 131

Explores statistical procedures used for the analysis of data by criminal justice professionals. Instruction on the most commonly used applications of statistical analysis in the administration of justice, including review of mathematics and statistical functions and the use of statistics by criminal justice decision makers. An introduction to computer applications will also be provided.

CJA 342          Legal Foundations of Justice Administration (3).

Local, state, and federal judicial systems; constitutional, judicial and legislative influences on the administration of justice.

CJA 423          Administrative Law (3).

Role and nature of administrative law, procedural requirements and judicial review of administrative actions, safeguards against arbitrary action, delegation of legislative power, legal principles and trends in the development of public administration.

CJA 443          Criminal Law and Justice Administration (3).

Examination of the law of criminal culpability, parties to crime, defenses, and sentencing issues. Critical analysis of types of crime, elements of specific crimes, theories of criminal law, and issues pertaining to its application by the criminal justice system.

CJA 444          Juvenile Justice Process (3).

Examination of the administration of juvenile justice, including juvenile justice policies and procedures, and components of the juvenile justice system. Critical analysis of the theory and dynamics of how the juvenile justice system responds to juvenile issues, including delinquent behavior.

CJA 445          Policing and the Administration of Justice (3).

Examination of policing in the United States . Critical analysis of theories of policing, police administration, and police obligations and responsibilities under the law. Analysis of historical and contemporary approaches to police-community relations.

CJA 446          Terrorism and Extremism      (3).

Examination of contemporary terrorism and extremism. Critical analysis of terrorist behavior, typologies of terrorism, and extremism as a foundation for terrorist behavior. Analysis of the role of law enforcement and other public administrative agencies.

CJA 523          Administrative Law (3).

This course shall define the scope and boundaries of administrative law as well as introduce students to major constitutional issues underlying administrative law bodies at the federal, state, and local levels of government.

CJA 540          Advanced Criminal Justice Issues (3).

This course will introduce students to advance issues relating to the administration of justice from the perspective of the American criminal justice system.  Emphasis will be placed on policy concerns, crime and its causes, the structure of the criminal justice system, and criminal justice procedures.  Special issues in criminal justice will also be reviewed.

CJA 545          Policing and the Administration of Justice (3).

This course examines policing and law enforcement in the United States .  Emphasis will be placed on critically analyzing the theories of policing, police administration, as well as police obligations and their responsibility under law.

CJA 546          Terrorism and Extremism (3).

This course will introduce students to the phenomena of contemporary terrorism and extremism.  Emphasis will be placed on extremism as a foundation for terrorist behavior, types of terrorism, and how government and law enforcement agencies respond to terrorism.

CJA 595          Special Topics in Criminal Justice Administration (3).

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Intensive study of a specialized area or contemporary issues in Criminal Justice Administration (e.g. Homeland Security, Emergency Management, CJA Debates).  Three hours of seminar per week.  Repeatable course.

CJA 596          Internship Practicum (3)

Prerequisite: consent of MPA Program Coordinator or Department Chair.

Supervised internship working with a co-operating government or nonprofit agency in a function germane to criminal justice administration.  Sessions are held to discuss and analyze the problems with which interns are concerned.  A written project related to the internship is required.  300 hours are required. CR/NC grading.