Potential MSM Degree Timeline

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Science in Management with Public Service areas of study at Thomas Edison State University in about 18 months.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Students Starting January/July

Sample Course Sequence Template for MSM/Public Service

Term (runs for 12 weeks)

Courses To Take

First Graduate Term:
January/July

  • MPL-510: Research Methods in Public Service
  • MNP-530: Human Resource Management  for Public Service

Second Graduate Term:
April/October

  • MNP-502 Leadership Management in Public Service in the 21st Century
  • MNP-520: Economic Issues for Public Service Manager

Third Graduate Term:
January/July

  • MNP-510 Project Management in Public Service or
  • (1) MPSL Area of Study requirement (3 credits) *
  • MNP-540 Finance and Accounting for Managers in Public Service

Fourth Graduate Term:
April/October

  • MNP-560 Marketing Management in Public Service or
  • (1) MSM Area of Study requirement *
  • (2) MSM Area of Study requirement

Fifth Graduate Term:
January/July

  • (3) MSM Area of Study requirement
  • (4) MSM Area of Study requirement

Sixth Graduate Term:
April/October

  • MNP-515 Leading Strategic Change in Public Service or
  • An Approved Public Service Elective
  • MPL-710 Public Service Capstone

 

*Students select only of one of the following:

  • MNP-560 Marketing Management in Public Service
  • MNP-510 Project Management in Public Service

If you choose to take MNP-510 Project Management in Public Service, then you will need to take 2 MPSL Area of Study requirement courses in Jan/July and 2 in April/Oct.  If you choose to take MNP-560 Marketing Management in Public Service, then you will need to take 3 April/October Area of Study requirement courses and one January/July Area of Study course.

 

Students Starting April/October

Sample Course Sequence Template for MSM/Public Service

Term (runs for 12 weeks)

Courses To Take

First Graduate Term:
April/October

  • MNP-502 Leadership Management in Public Service in the 21st Century
  • MNP-520: Economic Issues for Public Service Manager

Second Graduate Term:
January/July

  • MPL-510: Research Methods in Public Service
  • MNP-530: Human Resource Management  for Public Service

Third Graduate Term:
April/October

  • MNP-560 Marketing Management in Public Service or
  • (1) MSM Area of Study requirement *
  • (2) MPSL Area of Study requirement

Fourth Graduate Term:
January/July

  • MNP-540 Finance and Accounting for Managers in Public Service
  • MNP-510 Project Management in Public Service or
  • (1) MSM Area of Study requirement *

Fifth Graduate Term:
April/October

  • (3) MSM Elective Course
  • MNP-515 Leading Strategic Change in Public Service or approved Public Service Elective

Sixth Graduate Term:
January/July

  • (4) MPSL Area of Study requirement
  • MPL-710 Public Service Capstone

 

*Students select only of one of the following:

  • MNP-560 Marketing Management in Public Service
  • MNP-510 Project Management in Public Service

If you choose to take MNP-560 Marketing Management in Public Service, then you will need to take 2 MPSL Area of Study requirement courses in Jan/July and 2 in April/Oct.  If you choose to take MNP-510 Project Management in Public Service, then you will need to take 3 April/October Area of Study requirement courses and one January/July Area of Study course.