Curriculum

Prepare for public leadership 
and administration to lead change.

Prepare for public leadership
and administration to lead change.

Curriculum

The Master of Public Administration program is 36 credit hours. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below.

Core Courses:

  • Theories of Public Policy and Administration
  • Political Economy and Economic Analysis in Public Policy Development
  • Ethics in Public Service
  • Organizational Theory and Public Personnel Management
  • Public Finance
  • Research Methods I: Research Methods and Analysis
  • Research Methods II: Qualitative Analysis and Program Evaluation
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Capstone/Fieldwork Experience in Public Policy

Criminal Justice Concentration Courses:

  • Re-conceptualizing Criminal Justice Involvement of Persons with Mental Illness
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Crime Prevention and Reducing Recidivism

Sustainable Communities Concentration Courses:

  • Elements of Sustainability and Livable Communities
  • Tools for Sustainable Development
  • Strategic Planning for Sustainability

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University Course Catalog at adler.edu/catalog.