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2024 SESSION #1 (1/8 - 3/31/2024)
Public Management Emphasis (12 week)
(updated 11/17/2023)

  1. PUB 502.41: Administrative Theory and Behavior
    Dr. K. Williams

    The New Public Service: Serving, Not Steering 4th Edition J Denhardt. ISBN: ‎ 978-1138891258

  2. PUB 503.41: Introduction to Research Methods in Public Administration
    Dr. Q. Jin

    Babbie, E. R. (2021). The practice of social research (15th Edition). Cengage Learning. (ISBN-13: 978-0357360767)
    OPTIONAL: Kumar, R. (2019). Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners. Sage Publications Limited.

  3. PUB 506.41: Administration and Public Policy Analysis
    Dr. E. Kulikov

    Reading materials will be provided in the class.
    PUB 505 textbook will be used as reference.

  4. PUB 506.42: Administration and Public Policy Analysis
    Dr. F. Prager

    1) Healey, J. F., & Donoghue, C. (2020). Statistics: A Tool for Social Research and Data Analysis (11th Ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN-10‏:‎ 0357371070 ISBN-13‏:‎ 978-0357371077
    2) Gary Rassel, Suzanne Leland, Zachary Mohr, and Elizabeth Ann O’Sullivan (2021). Research methods for public administrators. New York, NY: Routledge, ISBN 978-0367334369.

  5. PUB 524.41: Strategic Management and Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
    Dr. K. Williams

    Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations 5th Edition Bryson ISBN: 978-1119071600.

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  1. PUB 500.02: Environment and Practice of Public Administration
    Dr. S. Shafi

    Rosenbloom, D. H., Kravchuk, R., & Clerkin, R. (2022). Public administration: Understanding management, politics, and law in the public sector (9th ed.). Routledge (ISBN: 9781032055558)
    Shafritz, J. M., & Hyde, A. C. (2017). Classics of public administration (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage (ISBN-13: 978-1305639034)

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MPA-Specialized Concentrations Textbooks: Criminal Justice, Health Care, and Nonprofit Management (8 week)

2023 Fall 2 (10/23 - 12/17/2023)
Updated: 09/26/2023

  1. PUB 501.51: Public Management
    Dr. Hugo Asencio

    Hill, Carolyn J., and Lynn Jr., Laurence E. (2016). Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions (2nd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: CQ Press. ISBN: 9781483344324.

  2. PUB 508.51: Public Human Resources Management
    Dr. K. Williams

    Berman, E.M., Bowman, J.S., West, J.P., and Van Wart, M.R. (2022). Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

  3. PUB 572.51: Health Care and American Public Policy
    Dr. S. Shafi

    Wilensky, S. E., & Teitelbaum, J. B. (2019). Essentials of health policy and law. (5th edition). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 9781284247459
    Zero Cost Option: An online version of the 4th edition is available through the University Library here.

  4. PUB 584.51: Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
    Prof. E. Kieran

    1) Sargeant, Adrian, and Shang, Jen. (Eds.) (2017). Fundraising Principles and Practice (2nd ed.).Wiley. ISBN 978-1-119-19649-5.
    2) Tempel, E.R., Seiler, T.L., and Burlingame, D.F. (Eds.) (2022). Achieving Excellence in Fundraising (5th Ed.). Wiley. ISBN 9781119763758.

  5. PUB 592.51/52: Capstone: Integrative Seminar in Public Administration
    Dr. S. Golightly

    Bui, Yvonne N. (2019), How to write a Master’s thesis. SAGE Publications. ISBN: 978-1-506-3-3609-1. 3rd Edition.
    APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). AmericanPsychological Association. (2020). Washington, DC. (ISBN: 978-1-4338-3215-4)

  6. CJA 566.51: Issues in Homeland Security and Terrorism
    Dr. T. Byrne

    1) Martin, G., & Prager, F. (2019). Terrorism: An International Perspective. SAGE Publications Limited. (ISBN-13: 978-1526459947; ISBN-10: 1526459949).
    2) Richardson, L. (2007). What terrorists want: Understanding the enemy, containing the threat. New York, NY: Penguin Random House. (ISBN-13: 978-0-812-97544-4)

 * Textbooks are listed from the instructors and subject to change.

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