Step 3: CHOOSE YOUR FIRST-SEMESTER COURSE PLAN

IMPORTANT:  You MUST follow the first-semester course plan for your specialization to ensure that you are on track for Capstone and graduation.

Choose your first-semester course plan based on your intended specialization (your specialization is what you noted on your application). You may change your specialization at this time, but changing it after the first semester may affect your timeline to graduate because of the sequencing of courses. Consult the Program Requirement Checksheet (on the right-hand side of the page) to determine which courses you need to take in your first semester to be on track to fulfill Capstone prerequisites. If you plan to waive two or more courses, you should begin the waiver process immediately and reach out to your Program Advisor for advice on registration after the Registration Advisement Webinar.

You must follow these first-semester course plans based on your specialization to ensure that you can enroll in Capstone and graduate on time.

Select your degree program below to review the First-Semester Course Plan for your intended specialization.

IMPORTANT:

All full-time students must take CORE-GP 1011 Statistics and CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics plus two other core courses as indicated in their first-semester course plan!

Part-time students typically take one quantitative core and one qualitative core in their first two semesters.

Please click on your program below to view your first-semester course plan:

MPA-Health

Management

Policy

Financial Management

NOTE: Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging. However, Financial Management students who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (and CORE-GP 121) in the first semester and take of HPAM-GP 1830 Introduction to Health Policy & Management in the second semester.

Public Finance

NOTE: Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging. However, Public Finance students who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (and CORE-GP 121) in the first semester and take CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy in the second semester.

International

NOTE: International specializers should take HPAM-GP 1831 Introduction to Global Health Policy in the spring semester since it is only offered in spring.

 

MPA-PNP

Finance

International

Management

Policy

NOTE: Taking three quantitative courses in the first semester can be challenging. However, Policy students who feel confident in their quantitative skills may take CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (and CORE-GP 121) in the first semester and take of CORE-GP 1020 Managing Public Service Organizations in the second semester.

Urban Planning

 

Note: CORE-GP courses require a lab or recitation.

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