Specimen Courses

SpecimenSyllabi in a standardized format

One can select, for each subject, courses from existing MPP and MPA programs that illustrate the way a particular area of subject matter is taught, including week-by-week class topics and assigned readings. The table below provides links to the specimen courses completed to date.

Courses from Reference Programs are listed in the left column of the table below.

Specimen courses organized by institution
Harvard (HKS)

API101 Markets and Market Failure

DPI101 Political Institutions and Public Policy – American Politics

DPI101 Political Institutions and Public Policy – Comparative

DPI201 The Responsibilities of Public Action

DPI801 The Arts of Communication

MLD110 Strategic Management for Public Purposes

MLD201 Exercising Leadership – The Politics of Change

MLD220M Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis

MLD342 Persuasion – The Science and Art of Effective Influence

MLD355M Public Narrative – Self, Us, Now

MLD356M Public Narrative – Conflict, Continuity, Change

SUP205 Inequality and Social Policy

Michigan (Ford)

PP736 Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy

PP779 Presentation Skills

NYU (Wagner)

PADM2129 Race, Identity, and Inclusion in Organizations

PADM2447 Majorities, Minorities, and Group Identities In America – Status, Rights, and Public Policy

PADM4137 Strategic Branding and Communications for Nonprofit and Public Managers

Albany (Rockefeller)

PAD614 Managerial Leadership in the Public Sector

American (SPA)

PUAD650 Leadership for a Changing Workplace

Carleton (SPPA)

PADM5115 Introduction to State and Society

Ottawa (GSPIA)

API5116 Democratic Government and Public Policy

Queen’s (SPS)

MPA827 Public Sector Financial Management

Saskatchewan-Regina (JSGS)

JSGS801 Governance and Administration

JSGS863 Aboriginal Peoples and Public Policy

Toronto (Munk)

PPG1000 Governance and Institutions

PPG1001 The Policy Process

PPG1002 Microeconomics for Policy Analysis

PPG1005 The Social Context of Policy-Making

PPG1007 Putting Policy into Action – Strategic Implementation of Public Objectives

PPG2014 Leading Change and Getting Things Done

PPG2021 Priority Topics in Public Administration

UCLA (Luskin)

PP209 Management in the 21st Century

PPM228 Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations

Victoria (SPA)

ADMN470 – Reforming Government

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