Public Administration (PADM)


PADM 51303. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 3 Hours.

Provides current and future nonprofit managers, leaders, and board members with an overview of the nonprofit sector. Topics may include legal and regulatory contexts, planning and evaluation, human resource management and volunteerism, communications, marketing, public relations, and social entrepreneurship. (Typically offered: Irregular)

PADM 58003. Quantitative Methods Analysis. 3 Hours.

Data analysis techniques, including descriptive and inferential statistics and packaged computer programs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall)

PADM 58203. Strategies of Fundraising in the Nonprofit Sector. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of fundraising best practices that support the sustainability and viability of nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions. (Typically offered: Irregular)

PADM 5870V. Professional Development. 1-6 Hour.

Encompasses internships, professional projects if individual is employed full-time and not eligible for an internship, conference and workshop participation, and other activities conducive to the students development as a public service professional. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

PADM 5880V. Directed Readings. 1-3 Hour.

Directed readings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

PADM 5890V. Independent Research. 1-3 Hour.

Independent Research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

PADM 59003. Risk and Public Policy. 3 Hours.

Examines how concepts of risk serve to justify and shape public policies and risk management practices. (Typically offered: Spring)

PADM 59103. Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice. 3 Hours.

Provides a firm theoretical foundation in, and an ability to apply, the general instruments necessary for professional practice of policy analysis. (Typically offered: Fall)

PADM 59203. The Evolution of Nonprofits and Philanthropy. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the history of philanthropy. Examines philanthropy at the intersection of anthropological theories of giving, social theories related to types of capital and capital exchanges, and economic theories about the role of philanthropy for national economies. (Typically offered: Irregular)