Special Interest Concentrations

MPA students are strongly encouraged to select a block of 12-18 semester hours, depending upon hours credited for the internship option, from a specific interest area. The M.P.A director, in consultation with faculty knowledgeable about students’ special interests, advises students concerning these concentrations. Possible options include the following areas:

  • PLSC 5173 Community Development
  • LAWW 500V Non-Profit Corporations
  • SOCI 5133 The Community
  • LAWW 7773 Water Law
  • LAWW 6403 Land Use
  • PADM 5833 Seminar in Urban Planning
  • HIST 4773 Diplomatic History of the United States, 1945 to present
  • LAWW 6943 Public International Law
  • PLSC 5803 Seminar in International Politics
  • PLSC 5833 Seminar in Contemporary Problems
  • PLSC 5843 International Legal Order
  • PADM 5823 Grantwriting for the Social Sciences
  • PADM 5873 Performance Measurements for Service Sector Management
  • PADM 5843 Issues in Service Sector Management
  • PLSC 5133 Management of Service Sector Organizations
  • PADM 5833 Seminar in Urban Planning
  • PLSC 5153 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • PLSC 5163 Public Policy and Analysis
  • LAWW 6513 Immigration Law and Policy
  • SCWK 4153 Social Welfare Policy
  • SOCI 5043 Public Policy, Children and Families
  • PADM 5833 Seminar in Urban Planning