Program Requirement Checksheet

MS in Public Policy (MSPP)

I. CORE COURSES [15 CREDITS]

The program runs from mid-August to the following August with an official graduation date in September.

FALL TERM (AUGUST & FALL)

AUGUST PRE-TERM (TWO WEEKS)

Register for this course in Albert as part of the Fall term :

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
MSPP-GP.1000 Methods and Microeconomics Intensive None Fall 3

 

 

FALL TERM

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
CORE-GP.1022 Introduction to Public Policy None Fall, Spring 3
MSPP-GP.2100 Communication Skills for Policy Analysts MSPP-GP.1000 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2140 Public Economics CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018; CORE-GP.1021 concurrently Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2171 Evaluating Programs and Policies CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring, Summer 3
MSPP-GP.2905 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis MSPP.GP.1000 Fall 3
MSPP-GP.4021 Financial Management I MSPP-GP.1000 Fall 1.5

TOTAL CREDITS IN FALL: 19.5

 

 

JANUARY TERM

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
MSPP-GP.4105 Public Management I CORE-GP.1022 January 1.5
MSPP-GP.4106 Public Management II MSPP-GP 4105 January 1.5

TOTAL CREDITS IN JANUARY: 3

 

 

SPRING TERM

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2171 Evaluating Programs and Policies CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring, Summer 3
MSPP-GP.4900 The Practice of Work: Individual, Interpersonal and Organizational Effectiveness MSPP-GP 4105, MSPP-GP 4106 Spring 1.5

* Take PADM-GP.2171 if not taken in the Fall term.

Course Number  Course Name         Prerequisites          Typically offered credits
   

Three credits (3) from Methods Elective list strongly recommended:

PADM-GP 2505, Big Data Analytics for Public Policy

    3
    Three (3) credits from Topic Electives list     3
    One and a half (1.5) credits from either Topics or Method Electives list     1.5

TOTAL CREDITS IN SPRING: 13.5

 

 

SUMMER TERM

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
MSPP-GP.3100 Applied Policy Analysis CORE-GP.1022, MSPP-GP.1000, MSPP-GP.2100, MSPP-GP.2905, MSPP-GP.4021, MSPP-GP.4105, MSPP-GP.4106, MSPP-GP.4900, PADM-GP.2140, and PADM-GP.2171, MSPP-GP.3101 concurrently Summer 3
MSPP-GP.3101 Policy Analysis Studio CORE-GP.1022, MSPP-GP.1000, MSPP-GP.2100, MSPP-GP.2905, MSPP-GP.4021, MSPP-GP.4105, MSPP-GP.4106, MSPP-GP.4900, PADM-GP.2140, and PADM-GP.2171, MSPP-GP.3100 concurrently Summer 3

TOTAL CREDITS IN SUMMER: 6

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS IN DEGREE: 42

 

 

METHODS ELECTIVES

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2505 Big Data Analytics for Public Policy PADM-GP.2902 Spring 3
PADM-GP.4119 Data Visualization and Storytelling CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4147 Large Scale Data Analysis I CORE-GP.1011 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4148 Large Scale Data Analysis II PADM-GP.4147 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4501 Designing Data Collection for Program Evaluation, Policy, and Management CORE-GP.1011 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4502 Using Large Data Sets in Policy Research CORE-GP.1011; PADM-GP 2902 recommended Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4503 Introduction to Data Analytics for Public Policy, Administration, and Management CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4504 Introduction to Database Design, Management, and Security CORE-GP.1011 Spring 1.5

 

 

TOPIC ELECTIVES

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
URPL-GP.1605 Land Use Law None 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.2138 Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy CORE-GP.1018 and CORE-GP.1021 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2139 Behavioral Economics and Public Policy Design CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2144 Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations CORE-GP.1021; PADM-GP.4130 concurrently Fall 3
PADM-GP.2147 Corporate Finance and Public Policy CORE-GP.1021; PADM-GP.4130 concurrently Fall 3
PADM-GP.2174 The Intersection of Operations, Policy, and Leadership CORE-GP.1020 and CORE-GP.1022 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2201 Institutions, Governance, and International Development None Fall, January, 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
PADM-GP.2204 Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness CORE-GP.1018 and CORE-GP.1022 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2211 Program Development and Management for International Organizations PADM-GP.2201 Fall 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.2245 Financing Local Government in Developing Countries CORE-GP.1018, PADM-GP.2201 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2411 Policy Formation and Policy Analysis CORE-GP.1022 Fall, Spring 3
URPL-GP.2415 Public Policy and Planning in New York Fall 3
PADM-GP.2416 Segregation and Public Policy CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1022 or URPL-GP.2660 concurrently Fall 3
PADM-GP.2441 The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018 Fall 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
URPL-GP.2452 Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press CORE-GP.1011; PADM-GP.2140 or URPL-GP.2608 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2472 Environmental Economics CORE-GP.1018, CORE-GP.1011 concurrently. Spring 3
PADM-GP.2486 Law for the Education Policymaker None Spring 3
URPL-GP.2608 Urban Economics CORE-GP.1018; Pre-or co-requisite: CORE-GP.1011 Spring 3
URPL-GP.2613 Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective CORE-GP.1018 Fall 3
URPL-GP.2660 History and Theory of Planning None Fall 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
URPL-GP.2670 Land Use, Housing and Community Development in New York City Seminar None Fall 3
HPAM-GP.2836 Current Issues in Health Policy None Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.4124 Political Participation and Policy None Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4129 Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations CORE-GP.1020 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4151 Gender, Politics, and Leadership None Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4217 NGO Accountability CORE-GP.1022 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4250 Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only) CORE-GP.1018, CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1022; or equivalents or permission from the instructor 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.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
PADM-GP.4619 The Arts and Artist in Urban Revitalization CORE-GP.1022 or permission from instructor Spring 1.5
URPL-GP.4622 Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S. MPA students have completed Intro to CORE-GP.1022 and CORE-GP.1018; planning students have completed URPL-GP.2608 Fall 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 Spring 1.5
HPAM-GP.4830 Health Economics: Principles CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018 Fall, Spring 1.5
HPAM-GP.4831 Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018, HPAM-GP.4830 Spring 1.5