Public Administration — ABM
Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Curriculum for Public Administration
The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program (ABM) offers outstanding students an opportunity to earn both the bachelor's and the master's degrees in less time and at less cost than usual. The ABM program allows these exceptional students to count up to 12 hours toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees.
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration undergraduate major can lead to a Master of Public Administration in the ABM track. In addition, undergraduates majoring in Political Science with a concentration or minor in Public Administration are eligible to pursue the Master of Public Administration in the ABM track. Below is an example curriculum for a student in Public Administration pursing the Master of Public Administration. Please see the Department of Political Science website for additional information and ABM tracks.
Below is a chart of all the approved courses that can be taken in the ABM program for undergraduate students majoring in Public Administration and undergraduate students majoring in Political Science with a minor or concentration in Public Administration and what course that replaces at the undergraduate level.
|POLI 7000||Research Methods for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (Replaces POLI 3000 Research Methods)||3|
|POLI 7140||Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (Replaces POLI 4140 Public Finance)||3|
|POLI 7150||Public Personnel Administration (Replaces POLI 4160 Public Personnel Administration )||3|
|POLI 7360||Foundations of Public Policy (Replaces POLI 3270 Policy Process)||3|
Junior/Senior Year for Students in ABM - BA Public Administration
Courses marked with an asterisk are those used by students enrolled in the ABM program to meet up to 12 undergraduate hours toward their undergraduate degree and 12 graduate hours to be used toward their graduate degree.
|Course from Group 2 - Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance||3||*POLI 7360 Foundations of Public Policy||3|
|Course from Group 4 - State and Local Governance||3||Course from Group 1 - Democratic Political and Administration Systems||3|
|GEEL 1000 General Elective||3||Course from Group 3 - Elections and Democratic Practice||3|
|*POLI 7140 Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations||3||GEEL 1000 General Elective||6|
|POLI 3260 Organization Theory||3||GEEL 1000 General Elective||6|
|*POLI 7150 Public Personnel Administration||3||*POLI 7000 Research Methods for Public and Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|Course from Group 7 - Public Law||3||Course from Group 5 - Community Planning||3|
|GEEL 1000 General Elective||3||Course from Group 6 - Global Public Service and Cultural Competency||3|
Accelerated Master of Public Administration
|POLI 7350 Foundations of Public Administration and Public Service||3||POLI 7330 Seminar in Administrative Leadership, Responsibility, and Democratic Government||3||POLI 7920 MPA Internship||3|
|Graduate Electives||6||Graduate Elective||6|
|POLI 7930 MPA Research Project||3|
|Total Hours: 30|