Total program credits needed for graduation: 74
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
20 Required Courses, 74 course quarter credits
PSL7010, PSL7020, and PSL7030 taken in a prescribed sequence.
|PSL7010||21st-Century Communication and Leadership||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7020||Professional Practice and Collaboration in a Diverse and Dynamic World||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7030||Introduction to Critical Analysis and Research||4 quarter credits|
|PUAD7015||Theories and Concepts in Public Administration||4 quarter credits|
|PUAD7025||Ethics in the Public Sector||4 quarter credits|
|PUAD7035||Public Sector Policy Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|PUAD8015||Operational Strategic Management and Planning||4 quarter credits|
|PUAD8025||Organizational Leadership and Theory within Public Administration||4 quarter credits|
|PUAD8035||Diversity within the Global Society||4 quarter credits|
|PUAD8045||Public Administration Strategic Accounting & Finance||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7860||Survey of Research Methods||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7864||Quantitative Design and Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7868||Qualitative Design and Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|PSL-R8941||Professional Doctorate Research Seminar for Public Service Leadership Track 1||3 quarter credits|
|PSL-R8942||Professional Doctorate Research Seminar for Public Service Leadership Track 2 †||3 quarter credits|
Choose one from the following courses:
|PSL8130||Action Research for Public Service Leadership||4 quarter credits|
|PSL8140||Program Evaluation for Public Service Leadership||4 quarter credits|
Upon completion of all required and elective coursework, you must register for PSL9971 a minimum of four times to fulfill their program requirements.
|PSL9971*||Doctoral Capstone||3 quarter credits each|
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
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