Public Management, Master of Public Management (M.P.M.)

Non-thesis only: 36 credits required

The Master of Public Management (MPM) policy track is a 36 credit degree program for professionals with at least 5 years of policy and management experience. The program is identical to the MPP program except that students take four fewer general electives and may substitute a policy or management elective for the capstone course required in the MPP program.

Courses are offered throughout the day, but it is sometimes possible to complete the program by taking only courses beginning no earlier than 4:15pm. Students usually finish the program in three years by taking two courses each fall and spring semester, but can finish in as many as five years, or as few as one year by taking four courses in the fall and spring semesters, 1 during the winter semester, and 3 during the summer semester.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
PLCY688Topics in Public Policy (PLCY688E - Normative and Political Dimensions of Public Policy)3
PLCY688Topics in Public Policy (PLCY688G - Management and Accountability)3
PLCY640Microeconomic and Policy Analysis3
PLCY610Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy3
PLCY688Topics in Public Policy (PLCY688R - Budgeting and Finance)2
PLCY688Topics in Public Policy (PLCY688I - Macroeconomics)2
PLCY688Topics in Public Policy (PLCY688Y - Practicing Public Policy in the 21st Century)3
Specialization Requirements
Select one of the following:17
Environmental Policy
Energy Policy
Federal Acquisition
International Development Policy
International Security and Economic Policy
Management and Leadership
Non-profit Management and Leadership
Public Sector Financial Management
Social Policy
Education Policy
Health Policy
Total Credits36