The Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) degree program is the primary academic degree granted by Public Policy Administration (PPA).  Students pursuing the master's degree may choose an emphasis in Local Government Management.  The Local Government Management emphasis offers comprehensive education and training for individuals interested in careers in public sector administration. 

Students who have chosen the Local Government Management emphasis come from diverse fields including city government, county government, state government, non-profit organizations, government agencies, healthcare industry, and the private sector. 

In order to obtain the Local Government Management emphasis students must complete the 28 hours of the core MPPA curriculum along with 12 hours of the electives listed below.

Local Government Management Required Courses:

  • P P Adm 6340 Seminar in City Administration OR P P Adm 6350 Issues in Urban Management
  • Pol Sci 6470 Proseminar in Urban Politics OR Pol Sci 6471 Seminar in Urban Politics

Local Government Management Elective Courses (3 credits each):

  • P P Adm 6490 Human Resources in the Public Sector
  • P P Adm 6300 Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • P P Adm 6340 Seminar in City Administration
  • P P Adm 6350 Issues in Urban Management
  • P P Adm 6510 Urban and Regional Planning and Public Policy
  • P P Adm 6680 Negotiating Workplace Conflict
  • P P Adm 6950 Internship (in assignment relevant to emphasis area)
  • Econ 4500 Public Finance: State and Local
  • Econ 5510 Public Choice
  • Econ 5700 Regional and Urban Economics
  • Pol Sci 4460 Urban Planning and Politics
  • Pol Sci 6432 Intergovernmental Relations
  • Pol Sci 6470 Proseminar in Urban Politics
  • Pol Sci 6471 Seminar in Urban Politics