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Graduate Programs - Graduate Concentrations

All of the optional internal concentrations below are designed to provide additional exposure to these salient areas and should be followed by a related internship experience. If you are interested in a concentration, choose courses in consultation with your advisor. These courses may be used as electives if you do choose a concentration.

Planning, Development, and Environmental Sustainability Concentration

Core courses, both are required:

  • PAA 580 City and Regional Planning
  • PAA 627 Environmental Policy and Management

Elective courses, any two of the following:

  • PAA 410 Local Government Law
  • PAA 605 Community Power, Leadership and Administration
  • PAA 670 Regional Governance
  • PAA 680 Sustainable Economic and Community Development
  • *CIE 424 Urban Transportation Planning
  • ECO 525 Advanced Topics in Economic Development
  • *PRT 470 Principles of Tourism Management & Planning
  • REP 474 Land Use Planning
  • REP 527 State & Local Economic Analysis
  • REP 572 Advanced Environmental & Resource Economics II
  • SIE 510 Geographic Information Systems Application

Healthcare Policy and Nonprofit Management Concentration

Core courses, both are required:

  • **PAA 625 Healthcare and Human Services Policy and Administration
  • PAA 655 Nonprofit Organization Management

Concentration elective courses, any two of the following:

  • PAA 405 Administrative Law
  • *PAA 409 Accounting for Governmental and Not-For-Profit Entities
  • PAA 425 Healthcare and System Management
  • PAA 455 Nonprofit Management
  • PAA 520 Policy Studies
  • PAA 620 Program Analysis and Evaluation
  • **PAA 645 Financial Management in Healthcare
  • *ANT 437 Medical Anthropology
  • *DIS 600 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Disability Studies
  • DIS 650 Research in Disability Studies
  • NUR 420 Women’s Health
  • **NUR 693 Ethical Inquiry in Healthcare
  • SWK 540 Social Welfare Policy and Issues for Generalist Practitioners
  • **SWK 680 Health Policy

State and Local Administration Concentration

Core course (choose one):

  • PAA 505  Intergovernmental Relations
  • PAA 605  Community Power, Leadership and Administration

Concentration elective courses, any three of the following:

  • PAA 409  Accounting for Government and Not-for-Profit Entities
  • PAA 410  Local Government Law
  • PAA 560  State Administration
  • PAA 580  City and Regional Planning
  • PAA 640  Seminar in Public Financial Management II
  • PAA 670  Regional Governance
  • ECO 471  Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
  • REP 527  State & Local Economic Analysis

Public Policy Concentration

Core course:

  • PAA 520  Policy Studies

Concentration elective courses, any three of the following:

  • PAA 620  Program Analysis and Evaluation
  • PAA 625  Healthcare and Human Services Policy and Administration
  • PAA 627  Environmental Policy and Management
  • PAA 685  Advanced Methods of Analysis in Public Admin. & Public Policy
  • *BUA 638  Model-Based Decision Making
  • *BUA 676  Marketing Research Analysis
  • *EAD 654  Educational Policy Formulation and Analysis
  • ECO 471  Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
  • *HED 654  Higher Education Policy & Politics
  • REP 581  Sustainable Resource Systems and Public Policy
  • SWK 540  Social Welfare Policy and Issues for Generalist Practitioners
  • SWK 680  Health Policy

*Indicates prerequisites are required.
**Students completing these courses will receive a certificate in Health Care Administration in conjunction with their degree.

 


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