Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

Become a catalyst of positive change for the environment and your community. Learn how local and state public policies shape how we live and thrive as a society. This specialization will enable you to gain the skills to develop effective strategies for promoting growth and enrichment in your community. Explore sustainability, livability, and practicality on the local and regional level and apply what you learn to the greater good.

Completion Requirements

  • 63 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone Seminar (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 adviser at 855-646-5286.

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Courses

The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6116 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code MMPA 6200 Course Principles of Public Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code MMPA 6451 Course Public Policy Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code MMPA 6431 Course Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code MMPA 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code MMPA 6820 Course Elements of Sustainable and Livable Communities Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPA 6821 Course Tools for Sustainable Community Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code MMPA 6822 Course Current Issues in Regional and Local Public Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code MMPA 6910 Course Master of Public Administration Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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