Public Policy & Management increases distance ed courses for Fall 2013, offers summer information sessions

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Summer Information Sessions:

Learn more about the Muskie School's Public Policy and Management program!

Realize your career goals and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a difference. Meet Carolyn Ball, associate professor of public policy and management, and learn more about:

  • Our Master's in Public Policy and Management program
  • Flexible course offerings, including evening, distance, and online courses
  • Opportunities to earn a Certificate of Graduate Study in social policy analysis, applied research and evaluation methods, public management, or nonprofit management
  • Career prospects for our graduates, and more

Check out dates and times of our upcoming informations sessions:


Distance Ed Courses for Fall 2013

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The Muskie School’s Public Policy & Management (PPM) program will offer 9 courses for distance students in the Fall 2013 semester, from foundational coursework in public policy to classes focusing on finance, human resources, and strategic planning. The full range of courses is listed below.

The PPM program also will launch a completely online Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Management, which is aimed at professionals working in government who wish to further develop their competenencies and take their public service careers to the next level.

Using a variety of delivery methods, including Adobe Connect, Blackboard, and videoconferencing to distance sites, PPM is creating new ways for students to advance within their career without the commute.

Distance courses for Fall 2013:

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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