SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION GUIDE. THE FALL 2015 REGISTRATION GUIDE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MAY 2015

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 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 Pln 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: Recommended for students with strong quantitative skills. Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging so it is only recommended for those who feel confident in their quantitative skills. Introduction to Health Policy & Management (HPAM-GP 1830), may be taken in the first semester instead of Financial Management (CORE-GP 1021)

Public Finance

NOTE: Recommended for students with strong quantitative skills. Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging so it is only recommended for those who feel confident in their quantitative skills. Managing Public Services Organizations (CORE-GP 1020) or Introduction to Public Policy (CORE-GP 1022) may be taken in the first semester instead of Financial Management (CORE-GP 1021).

International

MPA-PNP

Finance

NOTE: Recommended for students with strong quantitative skills. Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging so it is only recommended for those who feel confident in their quantitative skills.

International

Management

Policy

NOTE: Recommended for students with strong quantitative skills. Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging so it is only recommended for those who feel confident in their quantitative skills. Managing Public Services Organizations (CORE-GP 1020) may be taken in the first semester instead of Financial Management (CORE-GP 1021).

Urban Planning

Next -- Step 4: Consider Preparatory Workshops