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A degree in public administration requires the completion of:

  • 27 credit hours, including 3 core PUAD courses and 6 elective PUAD courses, all
    junior-/senior-level courses (300-level and above at KU)
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Core Courses (9 hours)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Introduction to Public Administration

 

3

3

PUAD 330/

PUAD 331

Quantitative Methods for Public Administration

3

PUAD 332

Hard Choices in Public Administration

3

PUAD 333

Elective Options

Students choose 18 credit hours total

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and the Private Sector

3

PUAD 431 

Conducting the People's Business Ethically

3

PUAD 432 

Metropolitics and Macroproblems

3

PUAD 433 

Generating, Allocating and Managing Public Resources

3

PUAD 435 

Managing People in Public Organizations

3

PUAD 436 

Crime and Punishment

3

PUAD 601

Diversity in Public Administration

3

PUAD 602 

Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector

3

PUAD 603 

Resource Development and Management in Nonprofit Organizations

3

PUAD 604 

Managing Nonprofit Relationships

3

PUAD 605 

Nonprofit Accountability: Public Needs and Public Values

3

PUAD 606 

Introduction to Project Management

3

PUAD 607

Collaboration in Public Administration

3

PUAD 608 

Concepts of Civil Society

3

PUAD 639 

Public Service Leadership

3

PUAD 641 

Internship in Public Service

3

PUAD 691

Research Experience in Public Administration

3

PUAD 692 

Directed Readings

3

PUAD 693 

Topics in Public Administration

3

PUAD 694 

Additionally, students must complete the university’s bachelor's degree requirements, including:

  • Minimum of 120 total hours
  • 45 hours at the junior-/senior-level (300-level and above)
  • General education requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts requires proficiency in one foreign language through the fourth level. The Bachelor of General Studies requires a secondary area of study, most commonly by completing an approved minor with at least 18 credit hours.

Please see the program advisor for additional details.

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