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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Leadership, MS

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Larry D. Terry II (P) 972.338.1545
Email: larry.terry@untdallas.edu

Admission Procedures

Submit the following to UNT Dallas Graduate Admissions:

  • Graduate School Application for Admission (apply online at www.applytexas.org)
  • Complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Admission Standards

Unconditional Admission: Applicants who meet all the following requirements will be considered for unconditional admission:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours; 2.8 overall
  • Outstanding letters of recommendation
  • Strong, well-written  personal  essay
  • Non-native English speakers only: TOEFL scores of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (iBT) with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 writing, 21 Speaking, 20 Reading, and 16 Listening; or, IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Probationary Admission: Applicants who do not meet all requirements for unconditional admission will be considered for probationary admission on the basis of the strength of all the listed admission factors. Test scores will not constitute the sole or primary basis for ending consideration of an applicant. Under probationary admission, special course requirements or other conditions may be imposed.

Other types of admission decisions pertaining to applicants:

  • Deferred: Applicants who are unable to supply required application materials, or who must complete additional preparatory work before their admissibility can be determined, may be deferred until records are complete.
  • Provisional: Applicants who are unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appear to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission pending submission of complete and satisfactory credentials before the end of the semester in which they have registered in a provisional status.
  • Denied: Applicants who fail to meet more than one of the admission requirements and for whom there is insufficient basis to justify any other kind of admission will be denied admission. As the admission process is competitive, applicants meeting basic admission requirements who are less well-qualified than other applicants may also be denied admission

Academic Standards

The graduate committee in the Department of Public Leadership will recommend withdrawal of a student from the master’s program if the student receives two course grades of C or below (for purposes of this rule, the first grade received in a course is used).Each graduate student must receive advising from the departmental graduate advisor prior to registration each term/semester.

Required Courses (27 Hours)

PADM 5020 - Leading and Managing Public Organizations
PADM 5030 - Managing Human Resources
PADM 5400 - Managing Financial Resources
PLDR 53XX - Strategic Planning in Public Service Organizations (pending UCC approval)
PLDR 5320 - Public Service and Society
PLDR 5330 - Organization Theory and Managing Change in Public Service
PLDR 5300 - Data Analytics and Research Methods I
PLDR 5310 - Data Analytics and Research Methods II
PADM 5035 - Professional Practice for Public Managers (Capstone)

Elective Courses (12 Hours)

ACCT 5130- Accounting for Management
CJUS 5000 - Criminal Justice Policy
CJUS 5050 - Criminals and Substance Abuse
CJUS 5100- Information Warfare, Security and Risk Analysis
CJUS 5120- Cybercrime and Digital Forensics
CJUS 5130- Information Policy, Law and Justice
CJUS 5200 - Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice System
CJUS 5250 - Administrative Law and Justice
CJUS 5270 - Criminal Evidence
CJUS 5350 - Seminar in Contemporary Policing
CJUS 5450- Punishment, Discipline and Social Policy
CJUS 5460 - Correctional Programs
CJUS 5470- Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency
CJUS 5500 - Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration
CJUS 5800 - Advanced Criminological Theory
CJUS 5620 - Seminar in Victimology
CJUS 5700 - Evaluation and Research Methodologies
CJUS 5750 - Criminal Justice Statistics
CJUS 5800- Topics in Criminal Justice
ECON 5140- Managerial Economics
FINA 5170- Financial Management
MGMT 5710- Management Strategies for Public Issues
PADM 5050 - Legal Issues in Public Administration
PADM 5060 - Seminar in Intergovernmental Relations
PADM 5310 - Economic and Community Development
PADM 5410 - Capital Budgeting and Planning
PADM 5420 - Revenue Policy and Administration
PADM 5430 - Financial Accountability in Government
PADM 5550 - Seminar in Program Evaluation
PADM 5560 - Performance Measurement in Public and Nonprofit Sectors
PLDR 53XX - Geographic Information Systems in Public Service (pending UCC approval)
PLDR 53XX - Introduction to Nonprofit Management (pending UCC approval)
PLDR 53XX - Program Evaluation I (pending UCC approval)
PLDR 53XX - Program Evaluation II (pending UCC approval)
PLDR 53XX - Grant Writing (pending UCC approval)

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