Degree Requirements

total CREDITS REQUIRED: 42

The MSPP is an intensive, one-year program, and full-time enrollment is required. The program runs from mid-August to the following August. Your official graduation date will be September.

August Pre-Term (two weeks)

Required course (3 credits):

MSPP-GP.1000, Methods, Microeconomics, and Management Intensive

Fall

Required courses (13.5 credits):

CORE-GP.1022, Introduction to Public Policy

MSPP-GP.2100, Communication Skills for the Policy Analyst

MSPP-GP.2905, Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis

MSPP-GP.4021, Financial Management I (first half of semester)

PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics and Finance

 

 

Choose a required Topic Elective from one of the following areas (3 credits):

 

Economic Analysis of Public Policy

PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2139, Behavioral Economics and Public Policy Design
PADM-GP.2147, Corporate Finance and Public Policy
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2415, Drug Policy and the City
PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4860, Topics in Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act
HPAM-GP.4865, Public Policy and Obesity Research

Education Policy

PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy

Environmental Policy

URPL-GP.2610, Environmental Impact Assessment: Process and Procedures
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective

International Development Policy

PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2211, Program Development and Management for International Organizations
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
PADM-GP.2236, Protecting Rights and Promoting Development: Labor and Environmental Standards in the Global Economy
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)

Politics & the Policy Process

PADM-GP.2109, The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management
PADM-GP.2120, Control & Accountability in Organizations: Executive Decision Making
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2245, Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4124, Political Participation and Policy
PADM-GP.4132, Governance of Public/Private Finance: Policy, Law & Business
HPAM-GP.4860, Topics in Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act

Race, Class & Diversity Policy

PADM-GP.2129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
PADM-GP.2416, Segregation and Public Policy
PADM-GP.2444, LGBTQ Issues in Public Policy
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
PADM-GP.4401, Criminal Justice and Neighborhoods
PADM-GP.4402, Juvenile Justice Issues: New York’s Response to Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
URPL-GP.4635, Community Equity

Social Policy

PADM-GP.2109, The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management
PADM-GP.2174, The Intersection of Operations and Policy
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
PADM-GP.2415, Drug Policy and the City
PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.

Urban Policy

URPL-GP.1605, Land Use Law
PADM-GP.2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP.2415, Drug Policy and the City
URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)
PADM-GP.4401, Criminal Justice and Neighborhoods
PADM-GP.4402, Juvenile Justice Issues: New York’s Response to Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
URPL-GP.4606, Comparative Land Use Planning
PADM-GP.4619, The Arts and Artist in Urban Revitalization
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4635, Community Equity
URPL-GP.4638, Housing and Community Development Policy

JANUARY 

Required course (3 credits):

MSPP-GP.2105, Public Management

SPRING

Required courses (6 credits):

MSPP-GP.1900, The Practice of Work: Individual, Interpersonal, and Organizational Effectiveness

PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation

 

Choose two required Topic Electives from the following (4.5 credits):

 

Economic Analysis of Public Policy

PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2139, Behavioral Economics and Public Policy Design
PADM-GP.2147, Corporate Finance and Public Policy
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2415, Drug Policy and the City
PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4860, Topics in Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act
HPAM-GP.4865, Public Policy and Obesity Research

Education Policy

PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy

Environmental Policy

URPL-GP.2610, Environmental Impact Assessment: Process and Procedures
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective

International Development Policy

PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2211, Program Development and Management for International Organizations
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
PADM-GP.2236, Protecting Rights and Promoting Development: Labor and Environmental Standards in the Global Economy
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)

Politics & the Policy Process

PADM-GP.2109, The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management
PADM-GP.2120, Control & Accountability in Organizations: Executive Decision Making
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2245, Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4124, Political Participation and Policy
PADM-GP.4132, Governance of Public/Private Finance: Policy, Law & Business
HPAM-GP.4860, Topics in Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act

Race, Class & Diversity Policy

PADM-GP.2129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
PADM-GP.2416, Segregation and Public Policy
PADM-GP.2444, LGBTQ Issues in Public Policy
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4129, Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations
PADM-GP.4401, Criminal Justice and Neighborhoods
PADM-GP.4402, Juvenile Justice Issues: New York’s Response to Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
URPL-GP.4635, Community Equity

Social Policy

PADM-GP.2109, The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management
PADM-GP.2174, The Intersection of Operations and Policy
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
PADM-GP.2415, Drug Policy and the City
PADM-GP.2441, The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4440, Education and Social Policy
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.

Urban Policy

URPL-GP.1605, Land Use Law
PADM-GP.2415, Drug Policy and the City
URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)
PADM-GP.4401, Criminal Justice and Neighborhoods
PADM-GP.4402, Juvenile Justice Issues: New York’s Response to Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
URPL-GP.4606, Comparative Land Use Planning
PADM-GP.4619, The Arts and Artist in Urban Revitalization
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4635, Community Equity
URPL-GP.4638, Housing and Community Development Policy

Choose required Method Electives (3 credits):

PADM-GP.4501, Advanced Quantitative Analysis I: Survey Methods
PADM-GP.4502, Advanced Quantitative Analysis II: Categorical Dependent Variables

PADM-GP 4503, Introduction to Data Analytics for Public Policy, Administration, and Management
PADM-GP.4504, Introduction to Database Design, Management, and Security
PADM-GP.4505, Applied Data Analytics for Public Policy

PADM-GP.4117, Systems Thinking for Deep Data Literacy
PADM-GP.4119, Data Visualization and Presentation

PADM-GP.4147, Large-Scale Data Analysis I
PADM-GP.4148, Large-Scale Data Analysis II
URPL-GP.2618, Geographic Systems and Analysis

Summer

Required courses (6 credits):

MSPP-GP.3100, Applied Policy Analysis

MSPP-GP.3101, Policy Analysis Studio