Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

Help position yourself for a local government leadership role with this specialization as you explore strategies for creating and maintaining successful communities. Examine the factors that contribute to the success of communities, including civic involvement, demographic analysis, and programs for sustainable living. Delve into the issues that affect local governments, from urban sprawl to transportation and infrastructure. Learn the fundamentals of community planning to meet the needs of citizens.

Completion Requirements

  • 63 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPP 6117 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPP 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPP 6111 Course Leadership and Organizational Change Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPP 6112 Course Governance and Public Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPP 6280 Course Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPP 6281 Course Program Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPP 6282 Course Public Policy and Finance Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPP 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPP 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPP 6820 Course Elements of Sustainable and Livable Communities Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPP 6821 Course Tools for Sustainable Community Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPP 6822 Course Current Issues in Regional and Local Public Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code MMPP 6910 Course Capstone Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
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