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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*

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: 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: 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.