4+1 Program in Urban Studies / Master of Public Management (MPM)

 

Students enrolled in Urban Studies (majors and minors) may apply for the joint 4+1 program with the Master of Public Management (MPM). The following are the eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicants must have completed 90 undergraduate credits.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA in their majors
  3. Applicants must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Students are encouraged to take introductory courses in political science, management and economics before graduating from their undergraduate programs since these courses are prerequisites for full matriculation into the MPM. A course in financial accounting is also highly recommended.  Students achieve matriculation only after they obtain their undergraduate degree.  The prerequisite requirements must be completed by then. 

In order to complete the joint degree, students take 9-11 graduate credits, which count both in their undergraduate program and in the MPM. The graduate credits are taken in place of elective undergraduate credits. Students get advising from both the graduate coordinator and their undergraduate advisor. Admission is on a rolling basis and applicants may start their program of study in any semester.

MS in Nonprofit Management(36 credits)
CORE COURSES
NM-901The Nonprofit World: NGOs, the State & Civil Society3
NM-934Ethics and Management of Human Resources3
NM-942Organizational Theory3
NM-945Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations3
NM-949Strategic Leadership and Planning3
NM-951Grant Writing4
NM-980Thesis I1
NM-981Thesis II4
NM-990Action Research3
NM-993Marketing and Resource Development3
Two (2) ELECTIVES required6
Total Credits36
Master of Public Administration and Policy(36 credits)
CORE COURSES
PA-901Policy Analysis3
PA-903Economics for Policy Analysis3
PA-934Ethics & Management of Human Resources3
PA-942Organizational Theory3
PA-945Public Budgeting & Financial Management3
PA-949Strategic Leadership & Planning for Public Organizations3
PA-951Negotiation & Conflict Resolution for Public Organizations3
PA-980Capstone Fieldwork I for Public Administration & Policy2
PA-981Capstone Fieldwork II for Public Administration and Policy4
PA-990Analysis and Interpretation of Quantitative Data for Public Policy3
Two (2) ELECTIVES required6
Total Credits36
Master of Public Management(36 credits)
CORE COURSES
PM-901Project Management for Public Organizations3
PM-903Economics for Policy Analysis3
PM-934Ethics & Management of Human Resources3
PM-942Organizational Theory3
PM-945Financial Management for Public Organizations3
PM-949Strategic Leadership & Planning for Public Organizations3
PM-951Negotiation & Conflict Resolution for Public Organizations3
PM-980Management Project Fieldwork I for Public Management2
PM-981Management Project Fieldwork II for Public Management4
PM-990Action Research3
Two (2) ELECTIVES required6
Total Credits36

4+1 Students

Graduate core courses will count as core classes in the graduate program and electives in the student’s undergraduate program. Graduate electives will count as electives in both the graduate and undergraduate programs

MS in Nonprofit Management – A student may take any three of the following core courses and any courses offered as graduate electives:  NM-901, NM-934, NM-942, NM-945, NM-949, NM-951, NM-993

Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) – A student may take any three of the following core courses and any courses offered as graduate electives:  PA-901, PA-903, PA-934, PA-942, PA-945, PA-949, PA-951

Master of Public Management (MPM) – A student may take any three of the following core courses and any courses offered as graduate electives:  PM-901, PM-903, PM-934, PM-942, PM-945, PM-949, PM-951