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MPPA Curriculum

Course Sequencing (in pdf)

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The following tables illustrate the recommended PPA course sequencing for MPPA graduate students. These tables are to be used as reference only and are not a substitute for academic advising with a faculty member.

Please note that scheduling anomalies, such as summer classes, are not reflected here. Other scheduling permutations worked out with an advisor or the chair are acceptable. With the exception of PPA 500, all of our core courses are offered once a year. Students must speak to a faculty advisor about internships.


This tool will calculate your academic plan to help make
the advising process somewhat easier. It is not a substitute
for meeting with an advisor nor is it a contract.

Part Time

Fall - year 1

Spring - year 1

200 Introduction to PPA
220A Economics

210 Political Env.
220B Economics

Fall - year 2

Spring - year 2

205 Research Methods
240A Public Mgmt

207 Quant. Analysis
240B Public Mgmt

Fall - year 3

Spring - year 3

elective
230 Public Budgeting

elective
500 Culminating Exp.


Full Time

Fall - year 1

Spring - year 1

200 Introduction to PPA
220A Economics
205 Research Methods

210 Political Env.
220B Economics
207 Quant. Analysis

Fall - year 2

Spring - year 2

elective
240A Public Mgmt
230 Public Budgeting

elective
240B Public Mgmt
500 Culminating Exp.


Full Time - Intensive

(not always available as unit-load limits may apply)

Fall - year 1

Spring - year 1

200 Introduction to PPA
220A Economics
205 Research Methods
240A Public Mgmt

210 Political Env.
220B Economics
207 Quant. Analysis
240B Public Mgmt

Fall - year 2

Spring - year 2

elective
230 Public Budgeting

elective
500Culminating Exp.


Courses that must be sequenced

220A and 220B

240A and 240B

Courses with strongly recommended sequencing

205 and 207

230 towards end of program

270 and 272 (electives)

Stand alone electives

250, 251, 260, 284