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Master of Public Administration

  • Graduate Program Director: Luke Fowler
  • Environmental Research Building, Room 1147
  • Phone: (208) 426-5527
  • E-mail: lukefowler@boisestate.edu
  • https://sps.boisestate.edu/publicpolicy/mpa/

Master of Public Administration

Course Number and TitleCredits
Core Requirements
PUBADM 500 Administration in the Public Sector3
PUBADM 501 Public Policy Process3
PUBADM 502 Organization Behavior and Management3
PUBADM 503 Research Methods in Public Administration3
PUBADM 504 Public Budgeting & Financial Administration3
PUBADM 505 Public Personnel Administration for Public Service3
Area of Emphasis Requirements

1. General Public Administration
This area of emphasis is provided to accommodate those students desiring preparation in public administration as a “generalist” rather than a “specialist” in a particular area. Students should select the 12 credit hours of course work from the non-core MPA courses listed in this catalog. Students may also work with an advisor to identify relevant graduate coursework in other programs at Boise State University.

2. Environmental, Natural Resource, and Energy Policy and Administration:

All students in this area of emphasis must take:

PUBADM 540 Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Administration (3 cr)

All students must also select nine additional credits from approved Selected or Special Topics or from the following courses:

PUBADM 541 Environmental and Regulatory Policy and Administration (3 cr)
PUBADM 542 Science, Democracy and the Environment (3 cr)
PUBADM 543 Public Land and Resource Policy and Administration (3 cr)
PUBADM 544 Energy Policy in the Western U.S. (3 cr)
PUBADM 545 U.S. Energy Policy (3 cr)
PUBADM 546 Climate Change Policy and Administration (3 cr)
PUBADM 547 Water Resources Policy and Management (3 cr)

3. State and Local Government Policy and Administration:
All students in this area of emphasis must take
PUBADM 560 State and Local Government Policy and Administration

And students must select nine credits from approved Selected or Special Topics or from the following courses:

PUBADM 511 Decision-Making in Public and Nonprofit Management (3 cr)
PUBADM 512 Information Technology and Public Policy (3 cr)
PUBADM 513 Economics and Public Policy (3 cr)
PUBADM 514 Introduction to Nonprofit Management and Collaboration (3 cr)
PUBADM 515 Policy Implementation and Practice (3 cr)
PUBADM 516 City-County Governance and Administration (3 cr)
PUBADM 517 Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr)
PUBADM 518 Introduction to Contract Management (3 cr)
PUBADM 530 Administration Law and Regulation (3 cr)
PUBADM 571 Ethics in the Public Sector (3 cr)
12
Electives3
Public Service Internship0-3
Culmination Activity
PUBADM 692 Capstone Course
3
Total36-39