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This concentration is for students wanting to work in land use, transportation, economic development, zoning, housing, and other areas of community development. Coursework emphasizes the technical skills of public administration and the tools of analyses and development as applied in a broad public setting. Students study best practices to illustrate the effectiveness of alternative designs and models.

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPS 542POLICY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS4
MPS 571METROPOLITAN PLANNING4
Select two electives from following:8
VOLUNTEERISM IN GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY
MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
GIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR
ENERGY POLICY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION POLICY
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIP
SPECIAL TOPICS
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT