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Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration

Course Number and TitleCredits
Public Policy and Administration Core
PUBADM 500 Administration in the Public Sector
PUBADM 501 Public Policy Process
PUBADM 601 Philosophy of Social Inquiry
PUBADM 602 Philosophical and Practical Foundations of Democratic Governance
PUBADM 603 Administration and the Study of Public Policy
PUBADM 604 Advanced Techniques in Policy Research
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Methods Sequence
Students must take:
PUBADM 503 Research Methods in Public Administration
And students must select an additional nine credits from:
GEOG 560 Introduction to Geographic Information
Systems
PUBADM 506 Qualitative Analysis and Methodology
PUBADM 507 Intermediate Quantitative Analysis and Methodology
PUBADM 508 Advanced Survey Research
PUBADM 509 Public Policy Analysis
PUBADM 510 Program Evaluation
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Areas of Emphasis (Select one area 9 credit hours)
1. Environmental Policy and Administration
PUBADM 605 Seminar in Environmental Policy and Administration
And six credits from:
PUBADM 540 Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Administration
PUBADM 541 Environmental Regulatory Policy and Administration
PUBADM 542 Science, Democracy and the Environment
PUBADM 543 Public Land Resource Policy and
Administration
PUBADM 544 Energy in the Western U.S.
PUBADM 545 Energy Policy
PUBADM 546 Climate Change Policy and Administration
PUBADM 547 Water Resources Policy and Management
2. State and Local Government Policy and Administration
PUBADM 606 Seminar in State and Local Government Policy and Administration
And six credits from:
PUBADM 511 Decision-Making in Public and Nonprofit Management
PUBADM 512 Information Technology and Public Policy
PUBADM 513 Economics and Public Policy
PUBADM 514 Introduction to Nonprofit Management and Collaboration
PUBADM 515 Policy Implementation and Practice
PUBADM 516 City-County Governance and
Administration
PUBADM 517 Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations
PUBADM 518 Introduction to Contract Management
PUBADM 530 Administrative Law and Regulation
PUBADM 550 The Executive and the Administrative
Process
PUBADM 560 State and Local Government Policy and Administration
PUBADM 571 Ethics in the Public Sector
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Electives (with supervisory committee approval)6
PUBADM 691 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination 2
PUBADM 689 Dissertation Proposal2
PUBADM 693 Dissertation18
Total67