MPM students can begin the program in the summer or the fall. (NOTE: Fall entry is only by permission of the program director)

Full-time students complete their degrees after one summer and two semesters. Part-time participants fulfill the requirements for their degrees over the course of two summers and four semesters.
 

Typical course sequence for full-time MPM students

Summer Semester (Summer entry preferred)
  • PPOL 550 – Innovations and Leadership in Public Management
  • PPOL 551 – US Public Policy Process
  • PPOL 557 – Decision Making in Public Policy
  • PPOL 553 – Ethics in Public Management
Fall Semester
  • PPOL 556 – Economic Analysis for Public Policy OR PPOL 558 – Management of Program Evaluation
  • PPOL 552 – Research Methods
  • PPOL elective
  • PPOL elective
Spring Semester
  • PPOL 556 – Economic Analysis for Public Policy OR PPOL 558 – Management of Program Evaluation
  • PPOL 559 – Advanced Policy Management Project
  • PPOL elective
  • PPOL elective

Typical course sequence for part-time MPM students

Year One: Summer Semester
(Summer entry preferred)
  • PPOL 557 – Decision Making for Public Policy
  • PPOL 551 – US Public Policy Process
Year One: Fall Semester
  • PPOL 556 – Economic Analysis for Public Policy OR PPOL 558 – Management of Program Evaluation
  • PPOL 552 - Research Methods
Year One: Spring Semester
  • PPOL 556 – Economic Analysis for Public Policy OR PPOL 558 – Management of Program Evaluation
  • PPOL elective
Year Two: Summer Semester
  • PPOL 553 – Ethics in Public Management
  • PPOL 550 – Innovations and Leadership in Public Management
Year Two: Fall Semester
  • PPOL elective
  • PPOL elective
Year Two: Spring Semester
  • PPOL 559 – Advanced Policy Management Project
  • PPOL elective