Requirements

Degree Requirements (48 units)

Comprehensive Examination Option

  1. PA 603. Research Methods in Administration (4)
  2. PA 611. Public Administration Theory and Practice (4)
  3. PA 615. Public Financial Management (4)
  4. PA 650. Public Management Information Systems (4)
  5. PA 662. Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (4)
  6. PA 663. Public Budgeting and Finance (4)
  7. PA 664. Management of Public Organizations (4)
  8. PA 672. Administrative Regulation (4)
  9. PA 680. Public Policy Analysis (4)
  10. Twelve units of electives to be chosen from any Department of Public Administration 500- or 600-level courses in consultation with an advisor or from related fields with advance approval from the chair of the Department of Public Administration. No more than eight units may be taken from 500-level courses.
  11. PA 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

Students must successfully complete requirements 1-8 in order to register for the comprehensive examination.

Graduate Research Project Option

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • MGMT 603. Research Methods in Administration (4)
    • PA 603. Research Methods in Administration (4)
  2. PA 611. Public Administration Theory and Practice (4)
  3. PA 615. Public Financial Management (4)
  4. PA 650. Public Management Information Systems (4)
  5. PA 662. Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (4)
  6. PA 663. Public Budgeting and Finance (4)
  7. PA 664. Management of Public Organizations (4)
  8. PA 672. Administrative Regulation (4)
  9. PA 680. Public Policy Analysis (4)
  10. PA 695. Graduate Research Project (4)
  11. Eight units of electives to be chosen from any Department of Public Administration 500- or 600-level courses in consultation with an advisor.

Students may take up to two courses at the 500- or 600-level from related fields with the permission of the College of Business and Public Administration graduate committee. Students who wish to take up to two 300- or 400-level courses must petition the college's director of graduate studies for approval in advance; for each course approved, they will be required to enroll simultaneously in a two-unit independent study course directly related to the course selected. These independent study units cannot be applied to any graduate degree unit requirements.

Only conditionally classified and classified students (or those who have the consent of the college director of graduate studies) may enroll in 600-level courses.

Students may not include more than 12 quarter units in transfer credit from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from any institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.

Students may not take more than a total of eight quarter units in any combination of College of Business and Public Administration 575, 590, 595, 675, and 690 courses.

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