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Program Requirements

All students admitted to the concurrent degree MPA/MUEP program are required to complete the following courses:

  • PAF Core Courses
        • PAF 501 Public Service Research I
        • PAF 502 Public Service Research II
        • PAF 503 Public Affairs
        • PAF 504 Public Affairs Economics
        • PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis
        • PAF 506 Public Budgeting & Finance
        • PAF 507 Public Human Resource Management
        • PAF 508 Organization Behavior
        • PAF 509 Public Affairs Capstone 
  • PAF Electives
      • PAF 520 Public Management (3)
      • PAF 523 The City & County Manager (3)
      • PAF 525 Public Entrepreneurship (3)
      • PAF 529 Organization Change & Development (3)
      • PAF 530 Management of Urban Govemment (3)
      • PAF 531 Community Conflict Resolution (3)
      • PAF 534 Urban Infrastructure (3)
      • PAF 540 Advanced Policy Analysis (3)
      • PAF 541 Program Evaluation (3)
      • PAF 546 Environmental Policy & Management (3)
      • PAF 547 Science, Technology, and Public Affairs (3)
      • PAF 548 Women, Politics & Public Policy (3)
      • PAF 549 Diversity Issues and Public Policy (3)
      • PAF 564 Political Economy (3)
      • PAF 570 Urban Economics & Public Finance (3)
      • PAF 571 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Analysis (3)
      • PAF 573 Advanced Regression (3)
      • PAF 574 Diversity, Ethics & Leading Public Change (3)
      • PAF 584 Internship (3)
      • PAF 590 Readings & Conference (3-6)
      • PAF 591 Seminar: Comparative Public Policy (3)
      • PAF 591 Seminar: US Welfare Policy (3)
      • PAF 591 Seminar: Art and Public Policy (3)
      • PAF 591 Seminar: Introduction to Policy Informatics (3)
      • PAF 591 Seminar: Complexity and Public Policy Management (3)
      • PAF 591 Seminar: Urban Economic Development (3)
      • PAF 591 Seminar: e-Public Administration (3)
      • PAF 610 Advanced Qualitative Methods for Public Affairs Research (3)
    • MUEP Core Courses
        • PUP 501 Planning History & Theory (3)
        • PUP 520 Planning Practice, Ethics & Processes (3)
        • PUP 531 Planning & Development Control Law (3)
        • PUP 548 Planning for Urban Environmental Sustainability (3)
        • PUP 570 GIS for Planners (2)
        • PUP 571 Socioeconomic & Demographic Analysis (2)
        • PUP 573 Survey Research & Multivariate Statistics (2) * OR
        • PUP 577 Communication & Visualization Tools in Planning (2) * OR
        • PUP 579 Qualitative Research (2) * OR
        • PUP 598 Special Topics: Spatial Analysis (2) * OR
        • PUP 598 Special Topics: Economic Impact Analysis (2) *
        • PUP 642 Urban & Regional Economic Analysis (3)
        • PUP 580 Practicum (5) ** OR
        • PUP 593 Applied Project (5) ** OR
        • PUP 599 Thesis (6) **
        • * Students choose one methods course: PUP 573, PUP 577, PUP 579, or PUP 598
          ** Students choose one culminating experience: PUP 580. PUP 593. or PUP 599
      •  Electives
          • PUP 510 Citizen Participation (3)
          • PUP 515 International Planning and Development (3)
          • PUP 5l6International City Design (3)
          • PUP 526 Historic Preservation Planning Practice (3)
          • PUP 527 Preservation Planning (3)
          • PUP 535 Water Law and Planning (3)
          • PUP 541 Economics of Environmental Planning (3)
          • PUP 544 Urban Land Use Planning (3)
          • PUP 547 Gender, Activism and the Built Environment (3)
          • PUP 550 Transportation and the Environment (3)
          • PUP 551 Sustainable Transportation Planning (3)
          • PUP 560 Principles of Urbanism (3)
          • PUP 561 Urban Design Studio (4)
          • PUP 562 Advanced Theory of Urban Design (3)
          • PUP 563 The Politics of Urban Space and Design (3)
          • PUP 565 Sustainable Urbanism (3)
          • PUP 575 Environmental Impact Assessment (2)
          • PUP 576 GIS Workshop for Planners (3)
          • PUP 583 Fieldwork (l-12)
          • PUP 584 Internship (3)
          • PUP 585 International Field Studies in Planning (1-6)
          • PUP 590 Reading and Conference (l-12)
          • PUP 591 Seminar (l-12)
          • PUP 644 Public Sector Planning (3)
      • Shared MPA and MUEP coursework
        Students choose from l8 credit hours of required and elective coursework to be shared between both programs. Shared courses include:

          • PAF 501 Public Service Research I (3)
          • PAF 504 Public Affairs Economics OR PUP 642 Urban & Regional Economic Analysis (3)
          • PUP Elective (3)
          • PAF Elective (3)
          • PUP OR PAF Elective (6)

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        All applicants for the concurrent degree MPA/MUEP program must follow the procedures for admission to the Graduate College. Applicants are required to submit an on-line application to the Graduate College, application fee, official GRE scores and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work. Fall or spring admission only.

         

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        Students admitted to the MPA/MUEP program should complete all coursework within three years if they attend full time.  Students will take a combination of MPA and Planning courses throughout their program.

        MPA & MUEP

        Semester One
        PUP 501 Planning History & Theory (3)
        PUP 520 Planning Practice, Ethics & Processes (3)
        PUP 570 GIS for Planners (2)
        PUP 571 Socioeconomic & Demographic Analysis (2)
        PAF 503 Public Affairs (3)
        TOTAL CREDITS: 13

        Semester Three
        PUP 642 Urban & Regional Economic Analysis (3) - OR- PAF 504 Public Affairs Economics (3)
        PAF 502  Public Service Research II (3)
        PAF 506 Public Budgeting & Finance (3)
        PAF 507 Public Human Resources Management (3)
        TOTAL CREDITS: 12

        Semester Five
        PUP or PAF Elective (6)
        PUP Elective (2)
        PAF Elective (3)
        TOTAL CREDITS: 11

        Semester Two
        PUP 531 Planning & Development Control Law (3)
        PUP 548 Planning for Urban Environmental Sustainability (3)
        PAF 501 Public Service Research I (3)
        PAF 508 Organization Behavior (3)
        TOTAL CREDITS: 12

        Semester Four
        PUP Elective (3)
        PUP Elective (2)
        PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis (3)
        PAF Elective (3)
        TOTAL CREDITS: 11

        Semester Six
        PUP 580 Practicum (5) -OR- PUP 593 Applied Project (5) - OR- PUP 599 Thesis (6)
        PAF 509 Public Affairs Capstone (3)
        PUP Elective (3)
        PUP Elective (1) if necessary
        TOTAL CREDITS: 12

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