The public and nonprofit administration unit (PNA) houses several graduate programs but also offers some courses at the undergraduate level. PNA oversees the following graduate programs:

  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

PNA partners with the Urban Planning program within the College of the Arts & Architecture to offer a coordinated Master of Public Administration/Master of Urban Planning program. Additionally, PNA partners with the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare within the College of Community Engagement & Professions to offer a joint Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration.

Undergraduate courses in public administration will provide a background for students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the field and those who wish to enhance their studies in another program with an understanding of the administration of public and nonprofit programs.

Nonprofit Administration Courses

Public Administration Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Layth Alwan Associate Professor (Business) PhD University of Chicago Yes No
Erica Bornstein Associate Professor (Anthropology) PhD University of California-Irvine Yes No
Sarah Freeman Associate Professor (Business) PhD University of Michigan Yes No
Shale A. Horowitz Professor PhD University of California-Los Angeles No No
Douglas M. Ihrke Professor, Chair, Director of Nonprofit Administration, Director of Public Administration) PhD Northern Illinois University Yes No
Laestadius Linnea Assistant Professor (Public Health) PhD Johns Hopkins University Yes No
Larry Martin Professor (Administrative Leadership) PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Daniel Neely Associate Professor (Business) PhD University of Houston Yes No
Deborah Padgett Associate Professor (Social Work) PhD Washington University Yes No
James A. Peoples Professor PhD University of California-Berkeley No No
Laura Peracchio Professor (Business) PhD Northwestern University Yes No
Belle Rose Ragins Professor (Business) PhD University of Tennessee Yes No
Romila Singh Associate Professor (Business) PhD Drexel University Yes No