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Graduate Degree Programs

Human Services | Public Administration | Urban Education | Political Campaign Management

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MASTER'S IN APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES: HUMAN SERVICES responds to the growing need for generic human services practitioners, supervisors, managers in the urban Maryland human services community. The Master of Human Services prepares students to be leaders with an evolving understanding of the multidimensional nature of the human services arena.

CORE COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS (Each course is 3 credits)
  • Urban Research Methodology
  • Leadership in an Urban Setting
  • Human Behavior and Social Systems
HUMAN SERVICES COURSES
24 CREDIT HOURS (Each course is 3 credits)
  • History and Philosophy of Human Services Programs
  • Urban Community Organization
  • Human Services Delivery in Urban Settings
  • Intervention Strategies in Urban Human Services Delivery
  • Advanced Urban Group Dynamics
  • Managing Urban Human Services Programs
  • Development and Implementation of Urban Human Services Programs
  • Seminar in Urban Policy Issues
Project Demonstrating Mastery (PDM)
6 Credits - Details
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MASTER'S IN APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles as directors, administrators, managers, consultants, coordinators, and instructors in federal, state, or local government, as well as current public administrators who want to augment their professional experience.

CORE COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS (Each course is 3 credits)
  • Urban Research Methodology
  • Leadership in an Urban Setting
  • Human Behavior and Social Systems
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION COURSES
24 CREDIT HOURS (Each course is 3 credits)
  • Impact of Intergovernmental Relations on Urban Programs
  • Economic Development in the Urban Community
  • Administration of Public and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Writing Grant Proposals
  • Administration of Grant Programs
  • Project Management: Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Principles of Government Budgeting and Accounting
  • Seminar in Urban Policy Issues
Project Demonstrating Mastery (PDM)
6 Credits - Details
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spacerspacerUrban Education:

MASTER'S IN APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES: URBAN EDUCATION focuses on reading instruction and will prepare in-service educators to assume the positions of reading specialists or master teachers. Classroom management and school-based curriculum development enhance the ability of teachers to plan and implement instructional programs in reading education.

CORE COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS (Each course is 3 credits)
  • Urban Research Methodology
  • Leadership in an Urban Setting
  • Human Behavior and Social Systems
URBAN EDUCATION COURSES
24 CREDIT HOURS (Each course is 3 credits)
  • The Psychology of Reading
  • The Acquisition of Language
  • The Effect of Socioeconomic and Other Factors on Reading
  • Designing Disciplinary Strategies for an Urban Classroom
  • Reading Research: Theory and Practice
  • pplying Best Practices for Effective Reading Instruction
  • Management of a Reading Program
  • Technology and the Teaching of Reading
Project Demonstrating Mastery (PDM)
6 Credits - Details
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spacerspacerPolitical Campaign Management:

MASTER'S IN ART: Political Campaign Management - A masterís in Political Campaign Management prepares the graduates to specialize in the art of winning elections. This program responds to the need for informed and trained persons who are qualified to manage political campaigns. As a graduate, they will be prepared to apply their research and analytical skills to run effective and successful political campaigns.

CORE COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS (Each course is 3 credits)

  • Political Research and Data Collection Methods
  • Leadership in an Urban Setting
  • Human Behavior and Social Systems
Specialization Courses
24 Credit Hours (Each course is 3 credits)
  • Political Strategy and Campaign Management
  • Campaign Organization
  • Fundraising for Political Campaigns
  • Political Campaign Management and the Media
  • Campaign Advertising and Promotion
  • Issues Management
  • Laws and Ethics Governing the Political Process
  • Project Demonstrating Mastery
Project Demonstrating Mastery (PDM)
6 Credits - Details
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