PNP - Advocacy - Checksheet

MPA-PNP: ADVOCACY & POLITICAL ACTION

I. DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS [15 CREDITS]

Students must complete or waive the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
CORE-GP.1011 Statistical Methods None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1018 Microeconomics None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1020 Management and Leadership None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1021 Financial Management None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1022 Introduction to Public Policy None Fall, Spring 3

 

 

II. SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS [9 credits]

Students must complete the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2106 Community Organizing None Fall, January, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2407 Advocacy Lab: How to Make Change Happen None Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2411 Policy Formation and Policy Analysis CORE-GP.1022 Fall, Spring 3

 

 

III. CAPSTONE [3 credits]

To be eligible for Capstone, all students must have: earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, declared a specialization, fulfilled the Professional Experience Requirement, and completed the course prerequisite listed for their choice of Capstone (see below).

Students must complete ONE of the two following pairs:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites credits
  CAP-GP 3401 (Fall)
AND
CAP-GP 3402 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Projects in Policy, Management, Finance, and Advocacy I & II CORE-GP: 1011, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022;
AND
2 of the 3 specialization required courses: PADM-GP 2106, 2407, 2411
1.5 credits (Fall)
AND
1.5 credits (Spring)
  CAP-GP 3148 (Fall)
AND
CAP-GP 3149 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Research Projects in Quantitative Analysis I & II PREREQUISITES (taken PRIOR to Capstone year):
CORE-GP: 1011, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022
AND
PADM-GP 2902;
AND
CO-REQUISITES (taken no later than fall of Capstone year):
Choose ONE Adv. Econ course; PADM-GP 2140, HPAM-GP 4830, URPL-GP 2608, PADM-GP 2203, PADM-GP 2441;
AND
PADM-GP 2171
1.5 credits (Fall)
AND
1.5 credits (Spring)

 

 

IV. ELECTIVES [18 credits] 

Focus Areas

Focus Areas are optional groupings of courses to help you choose electives. You can go deeper in your specialization and develop more advanced skills by choosing electives within the specialization-related focus areas below. To pursue depth in a focus area we suggest completing 9 credits. To pursue breadth, you may also choose electives across focus areas. 

Civic Engagement and Participation

The Civic Engagement and Participation focus area highlights what you need to bring to your advocacy work. Research and planning within the context of a specific organization, coalition or campaign, are the essential ingredient to success. Long before your campaign becomes public, you need to think about mission, strategy, teams and the data necessary for planning. These courses will help those who plan to run campaigns gain requisite depth in the structural elements of advocacy.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2106 Community Organizing None Fall, January, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2109 The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management CORE-GP.1022, or permission of the instructor Spring 3
PADM-GP.2129 Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations CORE-GP.1020 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2202 Politics of International Development CORE-GP.1018, CORE-GP.1022 or URPL.GP 2660, and PADM-GP.2201 Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2407 Advocacy Lab: How to Make Change Happen None Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2411 Policy Formation and Policy Analysis CORE-GP.1022 Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2505 Big Data Analytics for Public Policy PADM-GP.2902 Spring 3
PADM-GP.4112 Building Effective Teams None Fall, Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4116 Participatory Policymaking CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660 January 1.5
PADM-GP.4119 Data Visualization and Storytelling CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring 1.5
EXEC-GP.4129 Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations (EMPA) Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4131 Fundamentals of Fundraising CORE-GP.1020 Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4313 The Intersection of Finance and Social Justice CORE-GP.1021; PADM-GP.2147 recommended Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4450 Strategic Communications for Advocacy None Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4454 Digital Communications for Advocacy and Politics None Spring 1.5

Policies and Issues

The Policies and Issues focus area is a deep dive into issues for which we build and launch advocacy and political campaigns. Depending on your own areas of interest, you can develop critical intimate knowledge in the specific issue area you most care about through these courses, and consider how to apply your learnings to issue campaigns, grassroots organizing, lobbying, and political campaigns. This will allow you to hit the ground running, bringing your knowledge of the issue into the real-world of policy and political change.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2213 Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present None Spring 3
PADM-GP.2416 Segregation and Public Policy CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660 concurrently Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2444 Gender & Sexuality in U.S. Policy Formation CORE-GP.1022 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2445 Poverty, Inequality, and Policy None Spring 3
HPAM-GP.2836 Current Issues in Health Policy None Fall 3
PADM-GP.4440 Education and Social Policy None Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4455 Labor Movement Politics, Advocacy & Social Change Spring 1.5
URPL-GP.4636 Housing and Community Development Policy I CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018, and CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660 Spring 1.5
URPL-GP.4638 Housing and Community Development Policy II CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660, URPL-GP 4636 Spring 1.5

School-wide Focus Areas

In addition to the courses in the specialization-related elective focus areas above, to gain a breadth of knowledge and skills you may also wish to choose electives from across course offerings, including from the school-wide focus areas or a different specialization. Relevant school-wide focus areas for you to consider as an Advocacy & Political Action student include, CitiesEducationEnvironment & Climate Change, and more

 

TOTAL CREDITS IN DEGREE: 45

Last Updated: October 2020