Degree: MA MPA
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
The dual-degree provides you with the opportunity to take the core of both programs, while choosing electives that simultaneously count toward both programs and that suit your career and personal goals. The net result is a more comprehensive and effective education in less time.
Interest Categories: Computing & Mathematics Criminology & Law Public Administration & Policy Social & Behavioral Sciences
Campus: CU Denver
The fields of public administration and economics are inextricably linked. Economists provide much of the theory and analytic foundation that administrators use to evaluate and implement policy. Given that the capitol of Colorado is in Denver, there is great need for administrators that fully understand methods of program evaluation and that have the theoretical background needed to forecast how individuals and institutions will respond to new proposals. Similarly, good theory and practice must consider how the proposals will be implemented and results interpreted. Both administrators and economists need to be engaged in constructive dialog for either to be fully effective.
Students must complete the 11 required courses below, for a total of 33 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
In addition to the required courses, students must complete 12 credit hours of elective courses.
If students choose PUAD 5361, then they are required to take 6 credit hours of economics electives and 6 credit hours of graduate electives (5000-level or higher) from the School of Public Affairs.
If students choose ECON 6073, then they are required to take 3 credit hours of economics electives and 9 credit hours of graduate electives (5000-level or higher) from the School of Public Affairs.
Elective courses must be approved by the program directors.
All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
Recommended Completion Time:3 Years
Max Transfer Credits:6
Max Credits Per Year:In most cases, students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours per semester (12 in the summer session) must have the overload approved by the dean.
Required Credits for Completion:48 Credits