Step 4: Choose Your First-Semester Course Plan

Your program is highly sequential and driven by the Capstone prerequisites for your specialization (see your Program Requirement Checksheet).

To stay on track for graduation, you must register for the courses listed in the First-Semester Course Plan for your degree program and specialization.

PART-TIME STUDENTS: We generally advise you to take on quantitative core and one qualitative core in each of your first two te3rms, unless specified differently within your First-Semester Course Plan.

First-Semester Course Plans*

*If you received a course waiver and/or transfer credit, please consult with your Student Services Program Advisor regarding alternative course options.

MPA-HEALTH

Full-Time Students - Required Course Plan:

NOTE: Financial Management specializers who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management in the first semester and take either CORE-GP 1020 Management and Leadership or HPAM-GP 1830 Introduction to Health Policy and Management/HPAM-GP 2836 Current Issues in Health Policy in the second semester. 

Part-Time Students - Strongly Recommended Course Plan:

Full-Time Students - Required Course Plan:

NOTE: Public Finance specializers who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management in the first semester and take CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy in the second semester.

Part-Time Students - Strongly Recommended Course Plan:

Full-Time Students - Required Course Plan:

Part-Time Students - Strongly Recommended Course Plan:

Full-Time Students - Required Course Plan:

Part-Time Students - Strongly Recommended Course Plan: 

Full-Time Students - Required Course Plan:

Part-Time Students - Strongly Recommended Course Plan:

MPA-PNP

Full-Time Students - Required Course Plan:

**Policy specializers who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management in the first semester and take CORE-GP 1020 Management and Leadership in the second semester.

Part-Time Students - Strongly Recommended Course Plan:

Urban Planning