Joint MPA or MPP & Survey Research (MASR)

Joint Graduate Degrees

Joint Masters Degree Program in Public Administration (MPA) or Public Policy (MPP) and Survey Research (MASR)

The Department of Public Policy offers joint degree programs in Public Administration (MPA) and Survey Research (MASR) as well as Public Policy (MPP) and Survey Research (MASR).

The objective of the joint MPA/MPP and MASR degree programs is to prepare students with functional skills and knowledge in public administration and public policy and at the same time engage them in interdisciplinary study and research related to survey design, data collection, and data analysis techniques.

 

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3 credits toward the MPA or MPP will be waived upon successful completion of PP 5376: Applied Quantitative Methods. An additional 9 credits of DPP coursework toward the MPA or MPP will be waived, with courses within the MASR program providing in-depth specialization in lieu of the MPA or MPP “focus area.”

MASR = 30 credits
MPA or MPP = 31 credits
Total Credits for Joint Degree MPA or MPP and MASR Programs = 61


Funding Opportunities:

Support through the Department of Public Policy is competitively available through a limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GAs). To be considered for a GA, please submit your application by February 15 and select “YES” in the online application to the question: “Applying for a GA/Fellowship?”


How to Apply:

Applicants must apply to both programs and be accepted by both programs to be eligible for this joint graduate degree:


Program Requirements:

Joint Degree Program in Public Administration (MPA) and Survey Research (MASR)

MPA Courses MASR Courses
PP 5340 Introduction to Public Policy PP 5376 Applied Quantitative Methods
PP 5375 Economic Analysis for Public Administration PP 5332 Advanced Quantitative Methods
PP 5370 Applied Research Design PP 5379 Principles & Methods of Survey Research I
PP 5361 Theory and Management of Public Organizations PP 5383 Principles & Methods of Survey Research II
PP 5364 Public Finance and Budgeting PP 5377 Qualitative Methods in Public Policy
PP 5325 Labor-Management Relations, Negotiations, and Contract Management PP 5386 Survey Analysis and Report Writing
PP 5345 Project Management in the Public Sector PP 5397 Seminar in the Future of Survey Research
PP 5365 Human Resource Management PP 5385 Attitude Formation
PP 5372 Capstone Portfolio (1 credit) Elective 1
PP 5390 Internship (6 credits) Elective 2
Total Credits = 31   Total Credits = 30

Joint Degree Program in Public Policy (MPP) and Survey Research (MASR)

MPP Courses MASR Courses
PP 5340 Introduction to Public Policy PP 5376 Applied Quantitative Methods
PP 5375 Economic Analysis for Public Administration PP 5332 Advanced Quantitative Methods
PP 5370 Applied Research Design PP 5379 Principles & Methods of Survey Research I
PP 5361 Theory and Management of Public Organizations or PP 5345 Project Management in the Public Sector PP 5383 Principles & Methods of Survey Research II
PP 5331 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy PP 5377 Qualitative Methods in Public Policy
PP 5342 Policy Analysis PP 5386 Survey Analysis and Report Writing
PP 5347 Applied Policy Topics PP 5397 Seminar in the Future of Survey Research
PP 5314 Causal Program Evaluation PP 5385 Attitude Formation
PP 5372 Capstone Portfolio (1 credit) Elective 1
PP 5390 Internship (6 credits) Elective 2
Total Credits = 31   Total Credits = 30