Public Policy & Administration

Course Schedule

Below you will find a listing of courses for the MPPA program. You can narrow your search for specific courses by determining when, where and with who you prefer taking classes.

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration
MPPA 407-DL Scope and Theory of Public Policy *Core Course

This course is an introduction to the public policy process in the United States. It focuses on developing an understanding of what "political" and "public policy" mean and how public policy is made. The course considers agenda setting, decision making theory and methods of analyzing policy outcomes. Course materials will provide students with the analytical framework to explore why some problems reach the public agenda, why some solutions are adopted and others rejected, and why some policies appear to succeed while others appear to fail. It will examine policy making primarily at the national level but will also look at examples at the state and local level.

Winter 2018 Sec #55 (407-DL)
01/08/18 - 03/18/18 Optional Sync M
Online Open