Public Policy (MPP) - Fall 2021 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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On-campus introductory session for August 2021 to be determined

Fall 2021
PUBPOL
6260
Policy Analysis: Methods and Approaches
Research methods and approaches for analyzing and evaluating public policy choices and impacts. Understanding the context and purposes of policy analysis. Defining policy research questions and developing research designs. Selecting and applying appropriate research methods to policy problems. Prerequisite(s): enrollment requires admission to the graduate program in Public Policy, or consent of Director of Graduate Program in Public Policy.
3 unit(s)
PUBPOL
6275
Quantitative Methods for Politics and Policy
Statistical methods appropriate to study of political science and public policy, including hypothesis testing using parametric and nonparametric tests, correlation and bivariate regression, experimental methods, logistic regression and multiple regression.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2022
FIN
5159
Public Finance
3 unit(s)
PUBPOL
5159
Ethics in Public Policy
3 unit(s)
Summer 2022
POL AMER
5176
Topics in Public Policy
Explores the latest developments in the field of public policy research. Ongoing policy issues may be used as examples to illustrate theoretical developments or to introduce applications of course material. May be repeated under different topics. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)

Topic: Climate Action Planning

POL AMER
5176
Topics in Public Policy
Explores the latest developments in the field of public policy research. Ongoing policy issues may be used as examples to illustrate theoretical developments or to introduce applications of course material. May be repeated under different topics. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)

Topic: Race and Public Policy

PUBPOL
6281
Internship in Public Policy
Field experience for students enrolled in Master of Public Policy degree program. Students may be given credit for extensive career experience at the discretion of the Program Director.
3 unit(s)

For students with sufficient public policy work experience, internship may be waived.

Fall 2022
PUBPOL
6259
Advanced Methods
3 unit(s)
POL AMER
5153
Leadership and Management in Public Service
This course provides students the opportunity to study the political nature, characteristics and operation of American public organizations. You will analyze the internal and external factors that explain how public organizations operate, including theories and models of leadership and internal dynamics of public organizations and their role in the American political system. Prerequisite(s): POL AMER 1014 (942:014); POL AMER 1048 (942:048); junior standing. (Fall)
3 unit(s)

 

Spring 2023
PUBPOL
6204
Program Evaluation in Public Policy
Theory and practice of program evaluation and evaluative research from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives.
3 unit(s)
PUBPOL
6259
Capstone: Policy Practicum
3 unit(s)
Summer 2023
PUBPOL
6285
Readings in Public Policy
Registration requires written consent of Program Director. May be repeated.
1 unit(s)
PUBPOL
6299
Research
Individually arranged research hours with individual instructors. Research paper will be produced to satisfy degree requirements. Defense of research paper is required.
3 unit(s)
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