Schedule and Course Descriptions

Sample Program Schedule

YEAR 1

Fall

  • PPD 540 (4) Public Administration and Society
  • PPD 501A/B (2/2) Economics for Policy, Planning, and Development
  • PPD 502X (2) Statistical Foundations for Public Management and Policy (if needed)

Spring

  • PPD 500 (2) Intersectoral Leadership
  • PPD 545 (4) Human Behavior in Public Organizations
  • Elective (2)
  • PPD 543 (1) Internship Seminar (if needed)

Summer

  • PPD 541 (4) Public Financial Management and Budgeting

YEAR 2

Fall

  • PPD 542 (4) Policy and Program Evaluation
  • Elective (4)

Spring

  • PPD 546 (4) Professional Practice and Public Administration
  • Elective (4)

Summer

  • Elective (4)

Sample Electives Offered in Sacramento

  • PPD 554 (2) Foundations of Public Policy Analysis
  • PPD 555 (4) Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • PPD 599 (4) Healthcare Policy in the Affordable Care Act Era
  • PPD 599 (4) Local Government and Governance
  • PPD 613 AB (1/3) Policy, Planning, and Development International Laboratory
  • PPD 657 (4) Political Leadership in Public Organizations
  • PPD 658 (4) Advocacy in Public Administration
  • PPD 662 (4) Intergovernmental Management: State Perspective
  • PPDE 648 (2) Performance Management

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