Program Requirement Checksheet



Students must complete or waive all schoolwide core courses




Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2106 Community Organizing None Fall, January, Summer 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.4450 Strategic Communications for Advocacy None Fall 1.5



Students are also required to complete 3 credits from the following Issue Based Courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
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.2213 Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present None Spring 3
PADM-GP.2223 Advocating for International Human Rights: Strategies and Theories of Change PADM-GP.2201 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2416 Segregation and Public Policy CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660 concurrently Fall 3
PADM-GP.2444 Gender & Sexuality in U.S. Policy Formation CORE-GP.1022 Fall 3
URPL-GP.2624 Environmental Planning: Communities, Fairness, and Beyond CORE-GP.1011 and URPL-GP.2660 or CORE-GP.1022 Spring 3
HPAM-GP.2836 Current Issues in Health Policy None Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.4155 Leading on Disability in Public Service CORE-GP.1020 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4401 Race, Crime, and Incarceration Policy in the United States CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4440 Education and Social Policy None Spring 1.5
URPL-GP.4636 Introduction to Housing and Community Development Policy CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660 Spring 1.5
URPL-GP.4638 Advanced Topics in Housing and Community Development: Policy and Politics CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660, URPL-GP 4636 recommended Spring 1.5



Students must also choose and complete 1.5 credits from the following skill-based courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2109 The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management CORE-GP.1022, or permission of the instructor Spring 3
PADM-GP.2186 Leadership and Social Transformation CORE-GP.1022 Fall 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
PADM-GP.4131 Fundamentals of Fundraising CORE-GP.1020 Fall, Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4213 Policy Advocacy Evaluation: Designing Rigorous and Useful Evaluations CORE-GP.1022, PADM-GP.2171 recommended Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4313 The Intersection of Finance and Social Justice CORE-GP.1021; PADM-GP.2147 recommended Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4419 Communicating Public Policy in the Digital Era CORE-GP.1022 is preferred.  Summer 1.5
PADM-GP.4451 Elections in Action None Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4454 Digital Communications for Advocacy and Politics None Spring 1.5



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 [3 credits]:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites credits
  CAP-GP 3401 (Fall)
CAP-GP 3402 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Projects in Policy, Management, Finance, and Advocacy I & II All 5 schoolwide core; and PADM-GP 2106, PADM-GP 2407,
PADM-GP 2411; PADM-GP 4450 may be taken concurrently and must be taken in the fall
1.5 credits (Fall)
1.5 credits (Spring)
  CAP-GP 3148 (Fall)
CAP-GP 3149 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Research Projects in Quantitative Analysis I & II All 5 schoolwide core courses;
PADM-GP 2902;
(taken no later than the fall of Capstone): PADM-GP 2171
one of the following economics courses: PADM-GP 2140, HPAM-GP 4830, URPL-GP 2608, PADM-GP 2203, or PADM-GP 2441
1.5 credits (Fall)
1.5 credits (Spring)



IV. ELECTIVES [12 credits]

Course Number  Course Name         Prerequisites          Typically offered credits




Last Updated: November 2018