Public Administration (PAD) Courses

PAD5200 Public Administration and Governance

This graduate-level course provides a general overview and introduces key concepts related to the field of public administration. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject matter and addresses relevant topics from the standpoint of institutional framework while emphasizing practicality and real-world application of material. The course prepares students for more subject-specific courses and promotes further study and inquiry within the discipline. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

PAD6200 Public Personnel Administration

This graduate-level course provides an overview of human resources/personnel practices that are necessary for the effective and efficient operations of public sector organizations. The course addresses and discusses the unique attributes of public personnel systems as well as concepts related to personnel recruitment, evaluation and compensation. Diversity concerns and labor relations are also discussed at length. The course is suitable for public administration generalists as well as those interested in pursuing further coursework and training in personnel management. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits

PAD6400 Public Policy Analysis

This course focuses on the analysis of important microeconomic principles and the application of those principles to public policy development and analysis processes. Throughout the course, students discuss various applied economic models and formulas to better understand considerations and processes that are vital in assessing the viability of policy suggestions and alternatives. Students also work through problem sets in linking general economic concepts with public sector utilization. (OL)
Offered at Online
3 Semester Credits