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School of Public and
Environmental Affairs
2001-2003 Graduate
Academic Bulletin

www.indiana.edu/~speaweb
School of Public and
Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
SPEA 260
1315 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
(800) 765-7755 Local (812) 855-2840
Fax (812) 855-7802
Contact SPEA Graduate Office

www.spea.iupui.edu
Business/SPEA Building (BS) 3027
801 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-4656/toll free (877) 292-9321
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Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs
Admission to Professional Graduate Programs
Academic Regulations
International Programs

Graduate Programs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers a variety of graduate degree and certificate programs on five of the eight Indiana University campuses: Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Northwest, and South Bend.

Graduate Degrees
Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.)
Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)
Master of Planning (M.Pl.)
Master of Science in Environmental Science (M.S.E.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Affairs
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Policy

Joint Degree Programs

  • Master of Health Administration–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.H.A.–J.D.)
  • Master of Health Administration–Master of Business Administration (M.H.A.–M.B.A.)
  • Master of Health Administration–Master of Science in Nursing (M.H.A.–M.S.N.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.P.A.–J.D.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Central Eurasian Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Journalism (M.P.A.–M.A.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Information Science (M.P.A.–M.I.S.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Library Science (M.P.A.–M.L.S.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Science in Environmental Science (M.P.A.–M.S.E.S.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)
  • Master of Public Affairs–Master of Science in Nursing (M.P.A.–M.S.N.)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science– Master of Arts in Journalism (M.S.E.S.–M.A.)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science– Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.S.E.S.–J.D.)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science– Master of Arts in Biology (M.S.E.S.–M.A.)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science– Master of Science in Geological Sciences (M.S.E.S.–M.S.)
Doctoral Minors
Environmental Studies
Public Management
Regional Economic Development
Urban Affairs

Graduate Certificates
Certificate in Conflict Management
Certificate in Environmental Affairs
Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management
Certificate in Health Systems Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Certificate in Public Management

Specific Degrees and Concentrations Offered on Each Campus

Bloomington

M.P.A. Comparative and International Affairs

Economic Development

Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management

Information Systems

Nonprofit Management

Policy Analysis

Public Financial Administration

Public Management

Urban Management

Specialized

Accelerated Master of Public Affairs

Executive Master of Public Affairs
M.S.E.S. Applied Ecology

Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Risk Management

Water Resources

Specialized

Professional Experience

Accelerated Master of Environmental Science
Ph.D. Environmental Science

Public Affairs

Public Policy
Joint Degrees Master of Public Affairs–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.P.A.–J.D.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Central Eurasian Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Journalism (M.P.A.–M.A.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Information Science (M.P.A.–M.I.S.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Library Science (M.P.A.–M.L.S.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Science in Environmental Science (M.P.A.–M.S.E.S.)

Master of Science in Environmental Science–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.S.E.S.–J.D.)

Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Arts in Biology (M.S.E.S.–M.A.)

Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Science in Geological Sciences (M.S.E.S.–M.S.)

Master of Science in Environmental Science–Master of Arts in Journalism (M.S.E.S.–M.A.)
Certificates Conflict Management

Hazardous Materials Management

Nonprofit Management

Public Management

Indianapolis

M.P.A. Criminal Justice

Environmental Management

Nonprofit Management

Policy Analysis

Public Management

Urban Management
M.H.A. Health Administration
M.Pl. Environmental Planning

Health Planning

Urban Development Planning

Specialized Concentration in Planning and Public Policy
Joint Degrees Master of Health Administration–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.H.A.–J.D.)

Master of Health Administration–Master of Business Administration (M.H.A.–M.B.A.)

Master of Health Administration–Master of Science in Nursing (M.H.A.–M.S.N.)

Master of Public Affairs–Doctor of Jurisprudence (M.P.A.–J.D.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies (M.P.A.–M.A.)

Master of Public Affairs–Master of Science in Nursing (M.P.A.–M.S.N.)
Certificates Hazardous Materials Management

Health Systems Management

Nonprofit Management

Public Management

Fort Wayne

M.P.A. Criminal Justice

Health Systems Administration

Public Management

Public Policy Analysis
Certificate Public Management

Northwest

M.P.A. Criminal Justice

Health Services Administration

Human Services Administration

Public Management
Certificates Environmental Affairs

Nonprofit Management

Public Management

South Bend

M.P.A. Health Systems Administration and Policy

Public and Community Services Administration and Policy
Certificate Health Systems Management

Nonprofit Management

Public Management

SPEA Campus Offices

www.indiana.edu/~speaweb

Bloomington
Graduate Programs
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University
SPEA 260
1315 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
telephone: (812) 855-2840
toll free: (800) 765-7755
fax: (812) 855-7802
e-mail: speainfo@indiana.edu

Indianapolis
Graduate Programs
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Business/SPEA Building 3027
801 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5152
telephone: (317) 274-4656
toll free: (877) 292-9321
fax: (317) 274-5153
e-mail: infospea@iupui.edu
www.spea.iupui.edu

Fort Wayne
Division of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
Neff 260
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
telephone: (219) 481-6351
fax: (219) 481-6346
e-mail: ludwin@ipfw.edu

Northwest (Gary)
Division of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408-1197
telephone: (219) 980-6695
fax: (219) 980-6737
e-mail: jpelli@iun.edu

South Bend
Division of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
telephone: (219) 237-4131
fax: (219) 237-6514
e-mail: jherr@iusb.edu

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Admission to Professional Graduate Programs

Procedure

Application
Information about graduate study, including literature and application materials, may be obtained from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs offices listed in the previous section of this bulletin.

Eligibility
For most programs, applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the graduate programs of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. However, applicants to the M.S.E.S. or M.P.A. /M.S.E.S. programs are required to have a bachelor’s degree in a physical or life science, engineering, or a related field.

Application Submission
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment. Deadlines for applying for admission and for financial assistance may vary across campuses.

Admission
Each application for admission is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee for the appropriate degree. Applicants to all SPEA degree programs must do the following:

  1. Submit applications to the graduate program office on the campus where the applicant intends to matriculate.
  2. Submit complete official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have taken course work on any Indiana University campus do not need to submit an Indiana University transcript.
  3. Pay a nonrefundable application fee to Indiana University.
  4. Submit three Application Reference Forms completed by individuals familiar with the applicant’s activities and potential to succeed in graduate work. These forms are included in the application packet.
  5. Read carefully the applicable sections in this bulletin for any specific program or campus admission requirements.
  6. Submit proof of bachelor’s degree certification from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate course work at the time of application may be admitted based on the strength of previous work, but a final transcript attesti ng to the award of a bachelor’s degree must be submitted before the student can enroll.
LSAT and GRE Requirements
Applicants for the M.P.A.–J.D. and M.S.E.S.–J.D. may submit LSAT (Law School Admission Test) scores in lieu of GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. Other degrees require the GRE. Information concerning the GRE is available from Graduate Record Examin ation, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541, (609) 771-7670. Information concerning the LSAT is available from Law School Admission Services, P.O. Box 2000, Newtown, PA 18940, (215) 968-1001.

Admission Status

Regular (Unconditional) Admission Status
Applicants have met all admission requirements for the specific degree program and enroll in accordance with the entry date contained in the application for admission.

Deferred Admission
Following notice of regular admission, applicants may defer enrollment for a maximum of one year. Transcripts of course work completed during the deferral period must be submitted, and the admissions committee may request additional letters of recommendat ion. Should the additional material prove unsatisfactory, the admission may be canceled. Applicants who fail to enroll within one year may need to re-apply for admission.

Provisional Admission
On some campuses applicants may be admitted on a provisional basis if GRE or LSAT scores or prior grade point averages are below admission criteria. Provisional status is removed upon fulfillment of conditions stipulated by the respective degree program a dmissions committee.

Admission with Deficiencies
Applicants may be admitted with deficiencies on a case-by-case basis if they lack course work in certain foundation areas such as mathematics, economics, or statistics. Campus and degree policies may vary.

Nondegree Enrollment
Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree and who have not been admitted to the graduate program may enroll in SPEA courses as nondegree graduate students. Procedures may vary across campuses.

If nondegree students later wish to obtain SPEA graduate degrees, they must apply for admission to the specific degree program.

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Academic Regulations

The following academic regulations of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs are applicable to all graduate programs. Additional campus-specific policies may also apply.

Confidentiality of Student Records
In accordance with Indiana University regulations, student records are confidential and are available to other persons only under specific conditions as outlined in university regulations.

Student Rights
Rights of students are included in a handbook available on each campus. Due process is followed in the event of disciplinary or other actions.

Student Responsibility
Students are responsible for planning their own academic programs and for meeting the requirements for their degree or certificate programs. Faculty and academic advisors may assist students in meeting their responsibilities.

Applicability of Degree and Certificate Requirements
Students may choose to complete either the specific degree and certificate requirements published in the appropriate bulletin at the time of entry into the university or those in the bulletin current at the time of graduation.

Residency Requirements—Master’s and Certificate Programs
The campus at which a student completes the majority of required course work will certify and award the degree or certificate, provided the campus is authorized to grant that degree or certificate. The student must have been admitted by the SPEA campus aw arding the degree or certificate.

Residency Requirements—Doctoral Programs
Students must obtain prior approval from the SPEA director of their specific doctoral program for any courses they propose to take at another Indiana University campus. The director of the Ph.D. program follows the policies of the University Graduate Scho ol relating to work done at Indiana University campuses other than Bloomington.

Academic Standing
Students are considered to be in good standing during any semester in which their academic grade point average is at least 3.0 (B) for both their last semester’s course work and for the cumulative average of all course work completed. Only courses with gr ades of C (2.0) or above may be counted toward degree requirements. However, grades below C are used in computing the cumulative grade point average, even if a course is repeated and a higher grade is earned.

Academic Probation
Students are placed on probation following a semester in which their cumulative or semester grade point average falls below 3.0. Students on probation or admitted provisionally are required to attain an average of at least 3.0 for all work completed by th e end of the next semester of full-time enrollment or its equivalent (12 credit hours). Failure to do so is cause for dismissal.

Grading System
The official grading system of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs is as follows:

A = 4.0    D+ = 1.3
A– = 3.7    D = 1.0
B+ = 3.3    D– = 0.7
B = 3.0    I = Incomplete
B– = 2.7    F = Failed
C+ = 2.3    W = Withdrawn
C = 2.0    R = Deferred
C– = 1.7    NR = No grade reported

Incomplete
A grade of Incomplete must be removed within the time specified by the instructor of the course; if not, the grade automatically changes to an F one calendar year after the Incomplete was given.

Withdrawals
Because deadlines for withdrawal from courses may vary by campus and/or school, students should check with the current campus Schedule of Classes to verify deadlines and procedures.

Intercampus Transfer
Students enrolled in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at any campus of Indiana University may transfer to SPEA on another campus, provided they are in good standing.

Transfer of Credit
A maximum of 9 credit hours of appropriate graduate course work with grades of B (3.0) or better (only 6 credit hours for the Master of Health Administration program) may be transferred from degree programs of other academic units within Indiana Universit y or other accredited colleges and universities and applied to SPEA master’s-level degree programs. The transfer must be approved by the appropriate graduate program director.

Course Waivers
Requests for waiver of specific courses or requirements on the basis of previous course work are to be submitted in writing to the appropriate faculty member or program director.

Program Deviations
Requests for deviation from SPEA programs or school requirements are granted only by written approval from an academic advisor and a campus or program director. Disposition by the SPEA program or campus director is final.

Minimum Credit Hours
To qualify for the M.P.A., M.Pl., or M.S.E.S. degree, students must complete a minimum of 24 of the required 48 credit hours of graduate SPEA courses at Indiana University. Credit granted to transfer students and those exercising the Mid-Career Option doe s not reduce the number of courses taken in SPEA below this 24-credit-hour minimum.

Credit Earned in Nondegree Status
Not more than 12 hours of graduate credit completed as a nondegree student may be credited toward a SPEA graduate degree. Not more than 9 hours of SPEA graduate credit earned as a nondegree student may be credited toward SPEA certificate programs.

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity requires that students take credit only for their own ideas and efforts. Misconduct, including cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, or facilitating academic dishonesty, is prohibited because it undermines the bonds of trust and cooperation among members of this community and between us and those who may depend on our knowledge and integrity. Complete details are contained in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Academic Appeals
Students may appeal academic decisions made by SPEA faculty members. Attempts to resolve such issues should be made first at the class/instructor level. If necessary, written appeals should be submitted to relevant program directors. Appeals must be submi tted before the last day of classes in the semester following the point at which the events in question occurred.

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International Programs

Opportunities are available for graduate students to take professional courses overseas in the areas of public affairs, environmental science, and policy. In one case these opportunities allow students to use foreign language skills, but all other program s are taught in English. The programs provide SPEA credit and normally do not disrupt progress toward a degree in the school. In many cases these opportunities are for a semester, rather than the conventional year abroad. In turn SPEA hosts students from its sister institutions abroad. All these activities reflect SPEA’s growing commitment to internationalizing its teaching. In addition to the formal programs mentioned below, there are some opportunities for individually tailored programs overseas. All in quiries should be addressed to SPEA International Programs Center, SPEA Building 339, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-2100, (812) 855-0738.

There are three opportunities each year for graduate students to take courses in the Netherlands. In the spring we offer a program for both graduates and undergraduates at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. This emphasizes public administration and p olicy in Europe and the Netherlands. Graduates take three courses from a broad range of choices, and have to complete a 3 credit research paper under the supervision of a faculty member from Erasmus. In the fall and the spring, students taking an M.S.E.S. or taking the natural resources concentration in the M.P.A. should consider the one-semester program in environmental science, policy, and management at the prestigious Technical University of Delft. Students may take four courses or three courses and an independent research program under Delft supervision. In the fall, we offer a program stressing European public management and policy at Leiden University.

Three times a year it is possible for SPEA graduate students to go to Thailand to study at the National Institute for Development Administration. This institution was established with the help of Indiana University 30 years ago, and is regionally o ne of the most respected institutions of professional education in Southeast Asia. Courses are in English, IU fees apply, and accommodation is provided free.

Graduate students may also wish to consider the Parliamentary Internship program offered in Canberra, the federal capital of Australia. Applicants may be placed in the Parliament or with a suitable government ministry or not-for-profit agency. This is offered three times annually.

For those students who speak French, an opportunity exists to spend one year at the Jean Monnet School of Law at the University of Paris South. This program lasts one academic year, and generates a certificate in French law (Public Administration i s a branch of law in France.) In addition, it is possible to bring back up to 9 hours of transfer credit into the SPEA graduate program. There are no fees for this program, and subsidized accommodation is provided. Transfer credit is free.

Each summer, SPEA offers an intensive three-week introduction to French public life, the European Union, NATO, and other aspects of the changing European public scene. This program carries SPEA credit.

The school is also establishing an internship in South Africa. Full details on these programs may be found in the International Programs Center.

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