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Public Service Administration and Leadership

Municipal, county and state leaders working and advocating in public service arenas are continually under pressure to do more with less. The Public Service Administration and Leadership area of study develops leaders who are skilled at providing effective and thoughtful direction and strategy. The program has a strong emphasis on management, ethics, budget and finance, decision making and methods to identify innovative solutions to organizational issues.

Area of Study Requirements Credits
Required 6
  • Public Service Leadership & Governance
  • Law, Ethics and Decision Making in the Public Sector


Students may select two of the following**: 6
  • Leading Strategic Change in Public Service
  • Finance and Budgeting for Nonprofits
  • Practical Grant Writing
  • Introduction to Volunteer Management


Total 12 credits

Learning Outcomes for this Area of Study

Upon completion of the area of study, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and propose effective strategic leadership strategies for public service administrators.
  • Interpret, debate and propose what constitutes ethical and legal approaches in effective leadership.

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View Master of Science in Management Credit Distribution

**This list is not exclusive. Other electives may be available.