Students will be able to address public problems using the major theories underlying the field of public administration, including those related to governance structures, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and intersectoral relations.
Students will be able to articulate and apply a public service perspective in the demonstration of knowledge related to the structures, components, goals, and objectives of the public sector.
Students will be able to describe the policy process through the application of appropriate theories, including those related to the role of stakeholders, administrators, bureaucracies, and the challenges of administration.
Students will be able to participate in the policy process by demonstrating the ability to find and use a variety of appropriate resources to research policy issues.
Students will be able to participate in the policy process through the analysis and application of quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence to determine the effectiveness of a public policy or program.
Students will be able to identify and assess ethical problems in public administration, and create appropriate solutions based on moral reasoning and public service values.
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use graphical and tabular methods to summarize and interpret data, as well as analyze and interpret basic univariate and bivariate data.
Students will be able to conduct and evaluate survey research, identify strengths and weaknesses in research design, and articulate an understanding of both substantive and statistical significance.
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major components of a personnel system within an organization, including the nuances of effective motivation, behavior, and management.
Students will be able to effectively communicate and productively interact with diverse teams and diverse communities.
Students will be able to articulate and appreciate the value of diversity in the public sector and the communities it serves.
*Retrieved from AMS February 27, 2023. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.
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