If a student chooses to pursue one of the following concentrations, their course selections are dictated by the requirements below (4 courses, 16 quarter hours) Students choose four electives from one concentration below.

Health Care Administration Concentration 

The Health Care Administration concentration provides students with the managerial and analytical skills necessary to understand and influence the processes through which hospitals, associated health care organizations, and public and private agencies provide health care opportunities to explore the roles of specific nonprofit and governmental health care providers and regulatory agencies.

Core Courses


Higher Education Administration Concentration

For managers in post-secondary institutions of learning, this concentration teaches necessary analytical and managerial skills.  The coursework helps students develop an understanding of management principles, policy analysis, and research within higher education.  Electives provide opportunities to explore leadership, governance, strategic planning, budgeting, finance, law, diversity, enrollment management, marketing, student affairs, and politics in higher education.

Core Courses


Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs Concentration

The Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs concentration provides students with a broad perspective on the issues relating to land use, transportation, housing, economic development, and related social problems. It instills an understanding of the institutional and analytical issues affecting units of government, planning agencies, and other urban public service institutions.

Core Courses


MPS 527


Examines membership associations as a special type of public service organization, with emphasis on managing both the external policy roles of associations and internal roles related to directly serving constituent members and organizations.

MPS 525


This course examines the legal and philosophical reasons that nonprofit organizations are governed by an external board of directors. Membership, structure and process for this body are examined, as well as the relationship of employees to the individual board members and the policies established by this group.

MPS 528


This course examines the concepts, functions and practices of organized philanthropy, with a primary emphasis on corporate, private and community foundations.