Departmental Advisors
Graduate
Erin Moore
Departmental Notes

For course descriptions and pre-requisite information click on the subject column next to the appropriate catalog number.

PADMN 6050 - 001 Prosem: Surv Pub Admin

PADMN 6050 - 001 Prosem: Surv Pub Admin

  • Class Number: 11538
  • Instructor: MASTRACCI, S.
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

PADMN 6240 - 001 Local Government Law

PADMN 6240 - 001 Local Government Law

  • Class Number: 12556
  • Instructor: MORRIS, P. T. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 21

PADMN 6289 - 002 Research Design-P.A.


This course introduces the fundamentals of research design in social research, from developing research questions to selecting and executing data collection and analysis methods. The course assumes a broad view of what constitutes research and scholarly inquiry, covering approaches and methodologies that range from interpretivism to positivist social science. The class emphasizes co-learning and critical dialogue over evaluation and grades. Students will be expected to assume considerable responsibility for their learning, as well as that of their peers. Although the Prof will be present and engaged throughout the class, his role will be more akin to collaborator and facilitator than knowledge provider. The pedagogical underpinnings of this class approach are outlined in Prof Carter’s “Letter on Course Pedagogy & (Un)Grading” (https://bit.ly/3aeuAkf) and the associated “Letter on Social Equity in the Public Administration Classroom (& Beyond)” (https://bit.ly/32pjYeh). Although the class covers a range of research approaches, methodologies, and methods, much of the coursework will revolve around semester-long research projects carried out in small, collaborative research groups. Several “check-ins” will be scheduled throughout the semester for groups to meet with Prof Carter, discuss their progress, and address any challenges. Peer reviews between collaborative research groups will provide further engagement and feedback. Towards the end of class, each group will be encouraged to publish their results in an open-access online volume of “Inquiry of the Public Sort: Microstudies in Public Administration and Public Affairs” (https://pubadminmicrostudies.pressbooks.com/). You can find out more about Prof Carter’s research and teaching on his website https://www.policyandadmin.org/, as well as the Resources Hub of the Medium publication Inquiry of the Public Sort (https://bit.ly/3x0QIbK). Contact him at david.carter@mpa.utah.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding the course curriculum, content, activities, or internet/technology requirements.

PADMN 6289 - 002 Research Design-P.A.

  • Class Number: 15489
  • Instructor: CARTER, D. P. - View Feedback
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

This course introduces the fundamentals of research design in social research, from developing research questions to selecting and executing data collection and analysis methods. The course assumes a broad view of what constitutes research and scholarly inquiry, covering approaches and methodologies that range from interpretivism to positivist social science. The class emphasizes co-learning and critical dialogue over evaluation and grades. Students will be expected to assume considerable responsibility for their learning, as well as that of their peers. Although the Prof will be present and engaged throughout the class, his role will be more akin to collaborator and facilitator than knowledge provider. The pedagogical underpinnings of this class approach are outlined in Prof Carter’s “Letter on Course Pedagogy & (Un)Grading” (https://bit.ly/3aeuAkf) and the associated “Letter on Social Equity in the Public Administration Classroom (& Beyond)” (https://bit.ly/32pjYeh). Although the class covers a range of research approaches, methodologies, and methods, much of the coursework will revolve around semester-long research projects carried out in small, collaborative research groups. Several “check-ins” will be scheduled throughout the semester for groups to meet with Prof Carter, discuss their progress, and address any challenges. Peer reviews between collaborative research groups will provide further engagement and feedback. Towards the end of class, each group will be encouraged to publish their results in an open-access online volume of “Inquiry of the Public Sort: Microstudies in Public Administration and Public Affairs” (https://pubadminmicrostudies.pressbooks.com/). You can find out more about Prof Carter’s research and teaching on his website https://www.policyandadmin.org/, as well as the Resources Hub of the Medium publication Inquiry of the Public Sort (https://bit.ly/3x0QIbK). Contact him at david.carter@mpa.utah.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding the course curriculum, content, activities, or internet/technology requirements.

PADMN 6289 - 003 Research Design-P.A.

PADMN 6289 - 003 Research Design-P.A.

  • Class Number: 15959
  • Instructor: SIMON, C. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

PADMN 6290 - 090 Applied Quant Methods


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

PADMN 6290 - 090 Applied Quant Methods

  • Class Number: 14295
  • Instructor: PACE, L. N.
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $60.00
  • Seats Available: 14

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

PADMN 6300 - 001 Administrative Theory

PADMN 6300 - 001 Administrative Theory

  • Class Number: 7137
  • Instructor: NELSON, S. L. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

PADMN 6300 - 026 Administrative Theory


This class will run from August 27,2021-October 9, 2021. This class will meet in person on August 27-28, September 10-11, 24-25, October 8-9.

PADMN 6300 - 026 Administrative Theory

  • Class Number: 4444
  • Instructor: GREEN, R. T. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 11

This class will run from August 27,2021-October 9, 2021. This class will meet in person on August 27-28, September 10-11, 24-25, October 8-9.

PADMN 6320 - 001 Pub Pol Theor & Ap


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/ This course introduces the critical examination public policy making in democratic societies, with an emphasis on the United States. The class seeks to bridge theoretical and empirical knowledge: we’ll deepen our understanding of real-world policy making with theoretical logic and we’ll develop deeper theoretical insights by examining real-world policy processes. The class emphasizes co-learning and critical dialogue over evaluation and grades. Students will be expected to assume considerable responsibility for their learning, as well as that of their peers. Although the Prof will be present and engaged throughout the class, his role will be more akin to collaborator and facilitator than knowledge provider. The pedagogical underpinnings of this class approach are outlined in Prof Carter’s “Letter on Course Pedagogy & (Un)Grading” (https://bit.ly/3aeuAkf) and the associated “Letter on Social Equity in the Public Administration Classroom (& Beyond)” (https://bit.ly/32pjYeh). Activities and assignments will be carried out primarily in groups, much of which revolves around a sustained collaborative project in which students investigate a policy topic of their choosing throughout the semester. Towards the end of the course, students will be encouraged to publish their insights on the course blog Policy Process Matters (https://bit.ly/3wZBm7n). Students will also engage in ongoing asynchronous online exchanges via social-media/communication apps. As such, class participation will require access to high-speed internet and an appropriate smart phone and/or computer (University assistance with such matters is available). You can find out more about Prof Carter’s research and teaching on his website https://www.policyandadmin.org/, as well as the Resources Hub of the Medium publication Inquiry of the Public Sort (https://bit.ly/3x0QIbK). Contact him at david.carter@mpa.utah.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding the course curriculum, content, activities, or internet/technology requirements.

PADMN 6320 - 001 Pub Pol Theor & Ap

  • Class Number: 5717
  • Instructor: CARTER, D. P. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/ This course introduces the critical examination public policy making in democratic societies, with an emphasis on the United States. The class seeks to bridge theoretical and empirical knowledge: we’ll deepen our understanding of real-world policy making with theoretical logic and we’ll develop deeper theoretical insights by examining real-world policy processes. The class emphasizes co-learning and critical dialogue over evaluation and grades. Students will be expected to assume considerable responsibility for their learning, as well as that of their peers. Although the Prof will be present and engaged throughout the class, his role will be more akin to collaborator and facilitator than knowledge provider. The pedagogical underpinnings of this class approach are outlined in Prof Carter’s “Letter on Course Pedagogy & (Un)Grading” (https://bit.ly/3aeuAkf) and the associated “Letter on Social Equity in the Public Administration Classroom (& Beyond)” (https://bit.ly/32pjYeh). Activities and assignments will be carried out primarily in groups, much of which revolves around a sustained collaborative project in which students investigate a policy topic of their choosing throughout the semester. Towards the end of the course, students will be encouraged to publish their insights on the course blog Policy Process Matters (https://bit.ly/3wZBm7n). Students will also engage in ongoing asynchronous online exchanges via social-media/communication apps. As such, class participation will require access to high-speed internet and an appropriate smart phone and/or computer (University assistance with such matters is available). You can find out more about Prof Carter’s research and teaching on his website https://www.policyandadmin.org/, as well as the Resources Hub of the Medium publication Inquiry of the Public Sort (https://bit.ly/3x0QIbK). Contact him at david.carter@mpa.utah.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding the course curriculum, content, activities, or internet/technology requirements.

PADMN 6330 - 001 Practice Of Pub Mgt

PADMN 6330 - 001 Practice Of Pub Mgt

  • Class Number: 15386
  • Instructor: BUHLER, D. L. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 17

PADMN 6360 - 001 Public HRM


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction. Class meets: Oct. 22-23, 29-30 Nov 12-13,19-20.

PADMN 6360 - 001 Public HRM

  • Class Number: 17795
  • Instructor: MORRIS, P. T. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Seats Available: 9

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction. Class meets: Oct. 22-23, 29-30 Nov 12-13,19-20.

PADMN 6380 - 001 Pub. Budget & Fin

PADMN 6380 - 001 Pub. Budget & Fin

  • Class Number: 11599
  • Instructor: MASTRACCI, S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 11

PADMN 6430 - 001 Comm Engmnt in Planning

PADMN 6430 - 001 Comm Engmnt in Planning

  • Class Number: 18563
  • Instructor: GARCIA ZAMBRANA, I.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

PADMN 6550 - 001 Nonprofit & NGOs

PADMN 6550 - 001 Nonprofit & NGOs

PADMN 6780 - 001 Cuba: Comm & Change

PADMN 6780 - 001 Cuba: Comm & Change

  • Class Number: 18980
  • Instructor: MCGOVERN, D.
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

PADMN 6850 - 001 Program Meth. & Eval.

PADMN 6850 - 001 Program Meth. & Eval.

  • Class Number: 17794
  • Instructor: SIMON, C. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: Yes
  • Seats Available: 15

PADMN 6870 - 001 Sem-Public Admin Ethics

PADMN 6870 - 001 Sem-Public Admin Ethics

  • Class Number: 5718
  • Instructor: SVEDIN, L.
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

PADMN 6890 - 001 Capstone Public Admin


The course fee covers all required textbooks and course materials at a reduced cost. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

PADMN 6890 - 001 Capstone Public Admin

  • Class Number: 7136
  • Instructor: TINGEY, B. T. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 20

The course fee covers all required textbooks and course materials at a reduced cost. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

PADMN 7965 - 001 Sem-Public Admin

PADMN 7965 - 001 Sem-Public Admin

  • Class Number: 11526
  • Instructor: MASTRACCI, S.
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7