- Graduate students must take 12 credits per semester
- All credits must be taken at O’Neill
- All courses are taught in English.
- Courses are lecture based and taught directly by the professor. Every professor will hold office hours that are highly recommended for you to attend. These hours are for you to meet with the professor after class to get a better understanding and answer any questions on course materials
- Some classes will have Teaching Assistants (TAs) who are usually Graduate Students from the O’Neill Master’s Program.
- Their role is to help the professor and can be a resource for you if you need help in the course.
- Some of them will come to class and hold office hours just like the professor, while others may just be there to help the professor. Check with each professor to see if you have a TA for that course and if they are an available resource for you.
- Courses at American universities are laid out by their section number ranging from 500 to 799 for all graduate courses. Introductory courses are represented by 500 level courses and the complexity of the course increases by the section number.
- Please note: Section V550 is a course that covers different topics each semester. Please check each semester carefully as this course can cover a wide range of topics.
Coursework is offered in the following areas of focus and more:
- Community & Economic Development
- Energy, Water Resources, Ecology & Conservation
- Environmental Policy Management
- Health Policy
- Information Systems
- International Development
- Nonprofit Management
- Policy Analysis
- Public Financial Administration
- Public Management
Please note: if the semester you are planning to come is not yet listed online, know that most courses will be similar but that course offerings might change. You can check back at a later date to see if upcoming courses have been updated.
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