FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

Roberto Sánchez-Vilella Graduate School of Public Administration

Address: P.O. Box 21839, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-1839

Telephone (Direct Line): (787) 763-3699

Telephone (787) 764-0000, ext. 2078, 2082, 4244

Fax: (787) 763-7510

E-mail: admipubl@uprrp.edu

Web address: http://egap.uprrp.edu

DEGREE OFFERED

MPA, specializing in the General Program, Personnel Administration, Administration and Financial Policy, Administrative Programming, and Program Administration

FACULTY

Richard Blanco Peck, PhD, Florida State University, 1988, Professor.
Quantitative analysis and research techniques; public policy; decision-making and comparative government

Yolanda Cordero Nieves, PhD. University of Puerto Rico, 2004, Assistant Professor.
Personnel administration in public sector; administrative programming; public policy; program administration

Angel Medina Villalba, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1984, Professor.
Public and international affairs; organizational design; environmental management; administrative programming

Juan A. Moldes Rodríguez, LLM, Columbia University, 1985, Assistant Professor.
Administrative law; labor law; labor relations

Mario Negrón Portillo, PhD, University of Texas, 1983, Professor.
Government; human behavior; comparative government; municipal administration; human resources

Saúl Pratts Ponce de León, PhD, New York University, 1982, Professor.
Research techniques; strategic planning; organizational sociology; social politics; program evaluation

José A. Punsoda Díaz, PhD, Rutgers University, 1990, Professor.
Regional planning; economic development; fiscal policy; financial analysis of the public sector; public administration and ethics

César Rey Hernández, PhD, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1983, Associate Professor.
Program administration; educational program administration; applied research, migration and public policy

Palmira N. Ríos González, PhD, Yale University, 1990, Associate Researcher.
Public policy; immigration; gender and race studies; research techniques.

Leonardo Santana Rabell, PhD, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1981, Professor.
Public management; public policy; municipal administration; organizational analysis and design; governmental ethics

Carlos Alá Santiago Rivera, Ed.D, Rutgers University, 1986, Professor.
Labor studies; human resources administration; training; collective bargaining

MASTER’S PROGRAM

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate studies at the Río Piedras Campus, students must submit PAEG scores.

Graduation Requirements

Students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation from the Río Piedras Campus.

Program of Study

Program Requirements

Credits

Core Courses

13

ADPU 6005 Public Administration Theory

4

ADPU 6006 Quantitative Analysis and Research Techniques

3

ADPU 6007 Social Bases for Administrative Behavior

3

ADPU 6008 Administrative Law

3

ADPU 6009 Budget in Public Administration

3

Courses in Specialization

12-15*

Electives

3-6**

ADPU 6900 Comprehensive Examination

0

Thesis

6

ADPU 6601 Thesis

6

ADPU 6602 Thesis Continued

0

Total Credits

40

*The General Program requires 15 credits in the area of specialization.

**The General Program requires only 3 credits en electives.

Areas of Specialization

General Program

Program Requirements

Credits

ADPU 6015 Personnel Administration

3

ADPU 6305 Administration and Financial Policy

3

ADPU 6405 Organization Theory

3

ADPU 6505 Politics and Public Administration

3

ADPU 6019 Labor Relations

3

Total Credits

15

Personnel Administration

Program Requirements

Credits

ADPU 6015 Personnel Administration

3

Courses Chosen under Guidance

9

Total Credits

12

Administration and Financial Policy

Program Requirements

Credits

ADPU 6305 Administration and Financial Policy

3

Courses Chosen under Guidance

9

Total Credits

12

Administrative Programming

Program Requirements

Credits

ADPU 6405 Organization Theory

3

Courses Chosen under Guidance

9

Total Credits

12

Program Administration

Program Requirements

Credits

ADPU 6505 Politics and Public Administration

3

Courses Chosen under Guidance

9

Total Credits

12

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