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Joint MPA/Master of Arts (Curatorial Studies)

University of Louisville Joint MPA/MA(Curatorial Studies)

Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts (Curatorial Studies)


Joint MPA/MA (Curatorial Studies) Program

 

The Master of Public Administration /Master of Arts in Art (Creative) and Art History (Concentration in Critical and Curatorial Studies) joint degree program takes advantage of overlapping interests and synergies that can arise from mutual interests in non-profit management and curatorial studies. Students in the Critical and Curatorial Studies track of the MA program will benefit from the broad managerial focus of the MPA program, while students in the MPA program can enhance their expertise in an important area of non-profit endeavor. Efficiency is attained by allowing students to complete both programs in a more expeditious manner. Taken separately, the two programs require a total of 73 semester hours of work, while the joint program requires a total of 55 hours. Completion of both programs should improve students’ initial job prospects as well as their ability to advance in their chosen field.

Curriculum


The MPA/MA joint degree program requires a total of 55 semester hours. These hours consist of courses that satisfy MPA and MA core and elective requirements as shown below. Note that the individual degree program requirements listed total more than 55 hours due to the fact that some of the courses apply to both programs (see the Summary of Joint Degree Requirements below).

MPA Core Requirements (9 semester hours)

PADM 600 Public Administration and Organizational Theory

PADM 601 Statistics for Public Affairs


PADM 695 Thesis or PADM 682 Internship

Note that students take only 3 credits of PADM 695 but fulfill the 6-credit PADM Thesis requirement by completing 3 credits of ARTH 645/646 (see below).

MPA Specialization (12 semester hours)

The joint MPA/MA program requires 12 semester hours of coursework to complete a given specialization. Certain courses within some specializations are required; most are recommended. The student may consult his/her faculty leader to identify the specialization courses that best fit his/her career interests.

 

PADM 683, Topical Seminar in Public Administration, may replace a recommended course within a specialty with the approval of the faculty leader.

PADM 680 (Independent Study) may also be counted within a student’s specialization depending on content. For example, if a student wants to study a topic independently, the core faculty leader will decide if the content of that study is suitable to replace any recommended course within the specialization. Required courses within the specialization cannot be replaced by an independent study course. Students should complete 18 hours of MPA coursework before pursuing independent study. Students normally take only one independent study course during their program.

Students may choose from the following specializations:

City Management Specialization

PADM

604

Public Budgeting and Finance (3)

Recommended

PADM

605

Public Management (3)

Required

PADM

606

Public Policy

Recommended

PADM

642

Human Resources Management (3)

Recommended

PADM

607

Planning Theory (3)

Recommended

PADM

610

Administrative Law and Process (3)

Recommended

PADM

624

Ethics in Public Administration (3)

Recommended

* Counts as a methods course

 

Faculty leader: Dr. Janet Kelly

 

Non-Profit Management Specialization

PADM

603

Policy Analysis and Evaluation (3)*

Recommended

PADM

606

Public Policy (3)

Recommended

PADM

609

Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3)

Recommended

PADM

611

Financial Management of Nonprofits (3)

Recommended

PADM

612

Nonprofit Grantsmanship and Fundraising (3)

Recommended

PADM

642

Human Resources Management (3)

Recommended

* Counts as a methods course

Faculty leader: Dr. Janet Kelly

Community and Economic Development Specialization

PADM

621

Politics of Urban Development (3)

Recommended

PADM

623

Comparative Urban Development (3)

Recommended

PADM

626

Housing and Community Development (3)

Recommended

PADM

640

Urban Economics (3)

Recommended

PADM

645

Economic Development (3)

Recommended

PLAN

625

Historic Preservation (3)

Recommended

PLAN

631

Real Estate Principles (3)

Recommended

PLAN

680

Urban Sustainability (3)

Recommended

* Counts as a methods course

Faculty leader: Dr. Steven Koven

Human Resources Specialization

PADM

642

Human Resources Management (3)

Required

PADM

625

Equal Opportunity and the Workplace (3)

Recommended

PADM

644

Collective Bargaining (3)

Recommended

PADM

647

Arbitration (3)

Recommended

PADM

648

Mediation and Dispute Resolution (3)

Recommended

PADM

649

Legal Aspects of Human Resources (3)

Required

* Counts as a methods course

 

Faculty leader: Dr. Carrie Donald

Urban Policy Specialization

PADM

603

Policy Analysis and Evaluation (3)*

Recommended

PADM

606

Public Policy (3)

Required

PADM

621

Politics of Urban Development (3)

Recommended

PADM

623

Comparative Urban Development (3)

Recommended

PADM

627

Environmental Policy (3)

Recommended

PADM

640

Urban Economics (3)

Required

POLS

620

Topics in Public Policy

Recommended

PLAN

680

Urban Sustainability (3)

Recommended

* Counts as a methods course

Faculty leader: Dr. Frank Goetzke

MPA Methodological Elective (3 semester hours)

The elective course chosen must be methodological in nature. Students have a variety of choices for their methods elective and should select one that best fits their career interests. Electives that qualify as a methods course are identified below.

PADM

602

Applied Research Methods (3)*

PADM

603

Policy Analysis and Evaluation (3)*

PLAN

608

Geographic Information Systems (3)*

PLAN

615

Spatial Statistics (3)*

PLAN

616

Analytical Urban Geography (3)*

PLAN

618

Urban Demography (3)*

PLAN

619

Urban GIS Applications (3)*

MA Core Requirements (16 semester hours)

500- or 600-level elective in Art History
500- or 600-level elective outside Fine Arts Department
500- or 600-level elective outside the Critical and Curatorial Studies concentration (recommend that students choose from PADM 609 or 612)

ARTH 645/646 Thesis
ARTH 600 Graduate Seminar

MA Electives (12 semester hours)

Students enrolled in the joint MPA/MA program will take ARTH 542, ARTH 547/647, ARTH 548/648, 600 level Arts Management course ARTH 649,

ARTH 541 Modern Perspectives in the Visual Arts
ARTH 542 Approaches to Critical Inquiry  (3) 
ARTH 547/647 Museum Methods I  (3) 
ARTH 548/648 Museum Methods II (3)

ARTH 649 Curatorial Internship (3)

Summary of Joint Degree Requirements

The minimum requirements for the joint degree include the following:

Core Courses for Joint Degree Semester Hours Total


PADM 600 Public Administration and Organizational Theory (3)

PADM 601 Statistics for Public Affairs (3)
500- or 600-level elective in Art History (3) 
500- or 600-level elective outside Fine Arts (3)  
500- or 600-level elective (outside the C&CS concentration) (3) 
600-level Arts Management Course (3) 
PADM 695 Thesis (3)  or PADM 682 Internship/ Practicum
ARTH 645/646 Thesis (3)

ARTH 600 Graduate Seminar (1) 

Core Total  25

MPA Specialization Courses for the Joint Degree

Four courses chosen in one specialization area.

MPA Specialization Total 12


MPA Methodological Elective for the Joint Degree

Methodological elective total 3

MA Electives for the Joint Degree

ARTH 541 Modern Perspectives in the Visual Arts (3) 
ARTH 542 Approaches to Critical Inquiry  (3) 
ARTH 547/647 Museum Methods I  (3) 
ARTH 548/648 Museum Methods II (3) 
ARTH 649 Curatorial Internship (3)


MA Elective Total  15

Total Number of Credits  55

Thesis

Each student is required to complete a thesis requiring a total of 6 semester hours consisting of 3 hours of PADM 695 and 3 hours of ARTH 645/646. The thesis is expected to bridge the fields of non-profit administration and curatorial studies. The thesis committee will consist of three faculty members, including at least one member from the MPA faculty and one member from the Fine Arts faculty.  The student also has the option to, in place of the PADM 695 requirement, elect to conduct a 200 hour internship  (PADM 682) in the field of Public Administration

Admission


Prospective students must apply to each program and satisfy the admission criteria for each program.

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Advising


Students should meet with the Urban and Public Affairs advisor as well as the Curatorial and Critical Studies concentration advisor to set up their programs of study. The two departments will collaborate on planning an individual program of study (particularly in regard to internship placements and thesis development) appropriate for jointly admitted students.

Contact Details


Janet Kelly, P.h.DMPA Program Director
Phone: (502) 852-2435
Email: janet.kelly@louisville.edu

Yani Vozos, MUP, Student Advisor
Phone: (502) 852-8002
Email: yani.vozos@louisville.edu


Master of Public Administration Program
School of Urban and Public Affairs
426 W. Bloom Street
Louisville, KY 40208

Phone: (502) 852-7906
Fax: (502) 852-4558
E-mail: upa@louisville.edu


John Begley, Gallery Director
Department of Fine Arts
107 Schneider Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: (502) 852-4483
Email: jpbegl01@louisville.edu

Additional Information:

MPA Program
Department of Fine Arts

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