PNP - International - Checksheet

MPA-PNP: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

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.2201 Institutions, Governance, and International Development None Fall, Spring 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.2203 Economics of International Development CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018 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 3226 (Fall)
AND
CAP-GP 3227 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Projects in International Development Policy and Management I & II CORE-GP 1011, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022;
AND
2 OF 3 required specialization courses: PADM-GP 2201, 2202, 2203
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, HPAPM-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. 

Growth, Sustainability, and Inequality

Global relationships are being reshaped by economic growth together with widening inequalities. Building from Economics of International Development (PADM-GP 2203), these courses explore growth and inequality among countries and regions.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2138 Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy CORE-GP.1018 and CORE-GP.1021 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2214 Constructing National Development Strategies None Fall 3
URPL-GP.2251 Urbanization Policy in China: Untangling the Mystery None Summer 3
PADM-GP.2472 Climate Economics CORE-GP 1018 and co-requisite: CORE-GP 1011; or instructor permission Spring 3
URPL-GP.2625 Environmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities CORE-GP.1018, CORE-GP.1020, and co-requisite of one of the following courses: URPL-GP.1603, URPL-GP.2608, URPL-GP.2618, URPL-GP.2631, or URPL-GP.2660. Spring 3
URPL-GP.2666 Water Sourcing and Climate Change PADM-GP.2201 Spring 3
PADM-GP.4467 Managing for Environmental Sustainability None Spring 1.5

Organizations and Management in International Contexts

Courses in this focal area draw on theory and practice from organization and management studies to explore the  human, behavioral, functional and operational dynamics of organizations operating in a global context or focusing on development goals within an international political economy. Clusters below allow students to concentrate on particular entry points or to mix and match in ways that help address career preferences.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2139 Behavioral Economics and Public Policy Design CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2173 Operations Management CORE-GP.1020, CORE-GP.1011 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2186 Leadership and Social Transformation CORE-GP.1022 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2211 Program Development and Management for International Organizations PADM-GP.2201 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2430 Multi-Sector Partnerships: A Comparative Perspective CORE-GP.1020 or CORE-GP.1022 Spring 3
URPL-GP.2665 Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660; and PADM-GP.2201 (or permission from instructor) Spring 3
PADM-GP.4105 Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management in Multicultural Teams PADM-GP 4101 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4212 Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics CORE-GP.1020 Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4217 NGO Accountability CORE-GP.1022 Spring 1.5

International Finance 

Courses in this focal area draw on theory and practice from public and social finance and social impact investment.  Many of the courses have some international focus and all have international relevance.  There are two clusters, one which focuses more on public sector finance and one which covers social enterprises and social impact investment.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2138 Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy CORE-GP.1018 and CORE-GP.1021 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2142 Financial Management II CORE-GP.1021 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2245 Financing Local Government in Developing Countries CORE-GP.1018, PADM-GP.2201 Fall 3

Health, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid

Courses in this focal area focus on operational challenges to operating in fragile, conflict, and disaster settings, supporting advocacy to advance health, human rights and humanitarian concerns, and understanding the contextual factors that shape operational and policy success.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2173 Operations Management CORE-GP.1020, CORE-GP.1011 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2204 Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness CORE-GP.1018 and CORE-GP.1022 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2213 Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present None Spring 3
HPAM-GP.2244 Global Health Governance and Management HPAM students CORE-GP.1022, HPAM-GP.1830 or HPAM-GP.2836; Recommended: PADM-GP.2201 PNP and MUP students CORE-GP.1022, PADM-GP.2201 Fall 3
URPL-GP.2645 Planning for Emergencies and Disasters None Spring 3
HPAM-GP.2852 Comparative Analysis of Health Systems HPAM-GP.1830 or HPAM-GP.2836, CORE-GP.1018, and CORE-GP.1022; or permission from instructor. January 3
PADM-GP.4212 Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics CORE-GP.1020 Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4217 NGO Accountability CORE-GP.1022 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 International Development student include, Environment and Climate ChangeNonprofit and Government Organizations; Philanthropy and FundraisingSocial Justice and Democracy; and more

TOTAL CREDITS IN DEGREE: 45

Last Updated: October 2020