Step 3: CHOOSE YOUR FIRST-SEMESTER COURSE PLAN

IMPORTANT:  You MUST follow the first-semester course plan for your intended specialization to ensure that you are on track for Capstone and graduation.

Choose your first-semester course plan based on your intended specialization. If you are debating between two specializations, consult the Program Requirement Checksheet (on the right-hand side of the page) to determine which courses you need to take in your first semester to be on track to fulfill Capstone prerequisites. If you plan to waive two or more courses, you should reach out to your Program Administrator for advice on registration.

You do not have to declare a specialization until the middle of your first semester (if you are a full-time student) or second semester (if you are a part-time student). However, you must follow these first-semester course plans based on your intended specialization to ensure that you can take Capstone and graduate on time.

Select your degree program below to review the First-Semester Course Plan for your intended specialization.

IMPORTANT: All full-time students must take CORE-GP 1011 Statistics and CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics in their first semester!

Note: CORE-GP courses require a lab or recitation where indicated

MPA-Health

Management

Policy

Financial Management

NOTE: Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging. However, students who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (and CORE-GP 121) in the first semester instead of HPAM-GP 1830 Introduction to Health Policy & Management OR HPAM-GP 1831 Introduction to Global Health Policy.

Public Finance

NOTE: Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging. However, students who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (and CORE-GP 121) in the first semester instead of CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy.

International

MPA-PNP

Finance

International

Management

Policy

NOTE: Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging. However, students who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (and CORE-GP 121) in the first semester instead of CORE-GP 1020 Managing Public Service Organizations.

Urban Planning

 

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