Public Administration Program Requirements

Core Courses (18 hours)

  • PADM A601 Introduction to Public Administration
  • PADM A602 Seminar in Public Management
  • PADM A604 Research Methods in Administration
  • PADM A606 The Policymaking Process
  • PADM A628 Administration of Financial Resources
  • ECON A625 Economics and Public Policy

Core Comprehensive Exam

Area of Emphasis and 600-level Electives (15 hours)

  • Health Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Management
  • Policy Analysis

Internship (only required of students not having public administration work experience) PADM A620 Internship in Public Administration/Policy.

Capstone Project Course

  • PADM A659 Administrative Policy Seminar


Print and review the checklist relevant to your emphasis and bring it when you meet with an assigned advisor during your first semester in the program.

Public Management Emphasis Checklist

Policy Analysis Emphasis Checklist

Public Health Emphasis Checklist

Justice Emphasis Checklist