Of the 36 course hours required to earn a Master of Public Service through Clinton School Online, 3 credit hours are elective courses. Below is a partial list of current Clinton School electives.

The program’s core courses are listed here.

CSO Elective Descriptions:

Ethical and legal considerations shape every aspect of effective public service. This course will provide an overview of the primary ethical principles and legal concepts that guide difficult decisions in the public realm. Traditional academic study of ethical and legal theory will be combined with practical approaches to problem solving. Students will explore issues of economic, political, and social justice through case studies of current issues. Students will construct cases that are relevant to their own fields and present them to the class, identifying ethical and legal constraints on decision-making and implementation.

Survey, theory, and practice of grant writing. Topics include, but are not limited to, finding and researching a foundation, finding and using resources for each stage of the grant writing process, developing a problem statement, creating objectives and goals, creating a budget, and working with foundations.