Coursework

Core Curriculum (24 units)

  • PADM 501 Origin of Public Administration (3)
  • PADM 502 Organizations and Behavior (3)
  • PADM 503 The Policy Process (3)
  • PADM 504 Public Sector Economic Development (3)
  • PADM 505 Public Sector Research Methods (3)
  • PADM 506 Public Sector Leadership and Management (3)
  • PADM 600A Public Administration Capstone A (3)
  • PADM 600B Public Administration Capstone B (3)

View descriptions for all MPA core courses (PDF).

Concentration (choose one; 12 units)

Health Policy and Public Administration

  • PADM 510 California’s Public Healthcare System
  • PADM 511 Federal Health Insurance Policy (Implementation and Administration)
  • PADM 512 Local Government and Public Health Interventions (Federal/State/Local)
  • PADM 513 Community Health and the Built Environment (State/Local)

Communication and the Public Sector

  • PADM 514 Communicating Public Policy
  • PADM 515 Social Media/Digital Media and the Public Sector
  • PADM 516 The Press and Politics
  • PADM 517 Field Report (Independent Study)

Public Sector Business Administration

  • PADM 518 Public-Private Partnerships (Economic Development)
  • PADM 519 Small Business Administration and State/Local Government
  • PADM 520 Education and Workforce Development Policy Administration
  • PADM 521 Federal Health Insurance Policy (Implementation and Administration)

Emerging Technology and the Public Sector

  • PADM 522 Regional Science and Public Data (Seminar in GIS)
  • PADM 523 Big Data and Elections (Polling/Statistics)
  • PADM 524 Smart Cities and Workforce Development
  • PADM 525 Field Report: Spatial or Statistical Analysis of a Public Challenge (Moral Hazard)

Total Units: 36

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.