MPP Electives

To help students select courses in areas that may develop career objectives, a list of elective coursework is available and categorized in specified concentrations.  Students are welcome to take all elective coursework from one concentration or take elective coursework from multiple concentration areas of interest.

Any coursework taken outside of SGPP will need approval from the Program Director and Graduate Programs Manager prior to enrollment. Additionally, no more than 12 units of elective coursework may be taken outside of the School of Government & Public Policy and must be at the graduate level.  Students are responsible for adhering to this policy even if a course is approved by the department. Please note that not every course will be offered every semester or academic year.

Full course descriptions can be found on the University of Arizona Catalog. Courses marked by *asterisks* are considered new course approvals.

LAW Course Enrollment

You must submit a request during normal registration periods to enroll in LAW courses. Law courses at the 500-level are considered master's level, whereas 600-level courses are considered doctoral level.  Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing.

Pre-Approved Electives

  • EDL 522: Critically Evaluating Education Policy Research
  • EDL 605: Qualitative Methods in Education
  • EDL 606: Policy Analysis in Education
  • HED 601: Higher Education in the United States
  • HED 609: Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Contact Laura BakkensenLiz Baldwin or Adam Henry to discuss faculty expertise in environmental management and policy.

  • PA 581: Environmental Policy
  • PA 584: Environmental Management
  • PA 597M: Public and Nonprofit Management Information Systems
  • AREC 577: Advanced Topics in Water Resource Economics and Policy
  • EHS 525: A Public Health Lens to Climate Change
  • GEOG 641: Water Law (also offered as ENVS 641, HWRS 641, LAW 641 and MNE 641)
  • GEOG 696O: Adaptation & Resilience in Water Resources Systems
  • LAW 554: Environmental Law and Policy
  • LAW 559: Public International Environmental Law
  • LAW 696I: International Environmental Law
  • PHIL 519: The Ethics & Economics of Environmental Policy (also offered as LAW 519)
  • PLG 597S: Sustainable Urban Development and Design (also offered as GEOG 597S)
  • RNR 517: Geographic Information Systems for Natural and Social Sciences
  • RNR 519: Cartographic Modeling for Natural Resources
  • RNR 520: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • RNR 580: Natural Resources Policy and Law
  • RNR 585: The Economics and Social Connections to Natural Resources

  • HPS 533: Global Health
  • HPS 565: Public Health Advocacy (also offered as PA 565)
  • LAW 552: Health Law
  • PHPM 507: Health Care Economics and Policy
  • PHPM 510: The US Health Care System
  • *PHPM  562: Health Services Administration*
  • PHPM 568: American Indian Health Policy
  • PHPM 574: Public Health Policy and Management

  • LAW 507: Legal Analysis, Writing & Research
  • LAW 540A: Introduction to Human Rights Law
  • LAW 553: Introduction to Immigration Law and Policy
  • LAW 558: Introduction to Criminal Law
  • LAW 561: Legislative Analysis
  • LAW 567: Tribal Courts Practice & Procedure
  • LAW 568: Tribal Criminal Law & Procedure
  • LAW 602: Criminal Procedure (also offered as PA 602)

  • *PA 501: Public Organizational Theory*
  • *PA 506: Bureaucracy, Politics, and Policy*
  • PA 514: Methods in Urban Planning (also offered as PLG 514, EPID 514, GEOG 514)
  • PA 572: Digital Research in Politics and Policy
  • PA 597M: Public and Nonprofit Management Information Systems
  • PA 597W: Grantwriting
  • POL 514: Computational Social Science
  • POL 583: Urban Public Policy
  • ECON 512 Development Economics
  • ECON 518: Introduction to Econometrics
  • *FCM 596D: Disability Perspectives in Research, Policy, and Practice*
  • GEOG 557: Statistical Techniques in Geography, Regional Development and Planning (also offered as PLG 557)
  • GIST 601A: Geographic Information Science
  • GLO 590: Media and Humanitarian Crises
  • GLO 550: Media and the Environment
  • GLO 555: Media and Human Rights
  • HRTS 500: Advancing Human Rights
  • HRTS 501: Advancing Human Rights Organizations
  • HRTS 502: Advancing Human Rights through Non-Governmental Organizations
  • *HRTS 510: Advancing International Human Rights Law*
  • HRTS 595A: Human Rights Across Contexts
  • INFO 526: Data Analysis and Visualization
  • LAW 507: Legal Analysis, Writing & Research
  • *LAW 513B: Law Economics & Civil Society (also offered as PPEL 513B and PHIL 513B)*
  • LAW 553: Introduction to Immigration Law and Policy
  • LAW 614B: Governance, Risk Management & Compliance
  • LAW 602: Criminal Procedure (also offered as PA 602)
  • PLG 597S: Sustainable Urban Development and Design (also offered as GEOG 597S)
  • RNR 503: Applications of Geographic Information Systems

List last updated: 4/3/24