Summer 2020:  Core MPA Courses

Registration for Summer Session can be done online through MySlice.  Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs has moved all Summer 2020 courses to online remote instruction. 

Fall course registration will take place on Thursday, August 1 after academic advising.  

All entering MPA students have the option to get a summer "head start" by registering for and completing the following two courses:

  • PAI 734: Public Budgeting – 3 credits
    Course will meet for LIVE Sessions each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  (Register for preferred live session time below) 
    Monday July 8 – Tuesday July 28
               (Register for preferred live session time below) 
    Professor Yilin Hou, Sessions meet 9:00 am - 10:30 am (US Eastern), Course # 70012
    Professor Robert Bifulco, Sessions meet 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (US Eastern), Course # 70170
    Professor Michah Rothbart, Sessions meet 3:00 - 4:30 pm (US Eastern), Course # 72499

  • PAI 755: Public Administration & Democracy - 3 credits, 
    Course will meet for LIVE sessions Monday through Friday.  (Register for preferred live session time below)
    Wednesday July 29 - Friday August 14.  There will also be a linked simulation exercise during the 2020 MPA Colloquium.
    Section 1, Sessions meet 9:00 am - 10:30 am (US Eastern), Course # 70021
    Section 2, Sessions meet 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (US Eastern), Course # 72632
    Section 3, Sessions meet 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (US Eastern), Course # 72633
    Thursday July 30 – Friday August 16
    Professor Nabatchi

NOTE:  This course has been moved to the FALL Term. 
PAI 600: Public Affairs Colloquium – 1 credit 
All new MPA students will register and take this course (in person / on campus) from Monday, August 24 - Thursday, August 27. 
Additional cohort building sessions will be scheduled though the Fall 2020 semester.

There are no summer course “fees” (beyond tuition) for these classes.
All courses are in SUMMER SESSION II for your summer loan application.

Online Registration Procedures

Please register for these three summer courses online through MySlice. Preferably no later than Monday June 17.  

What is MySlice?
MySlice is the online portal that Syracuse University uses to give students access to enroll in classes and to view academic profile information, grades, holds, personal information and more. In order to log in to MySlice you will need to have activated your NetID and password. If you have not yet done so, please follow the instructions available online.

Activating your NetID and password
You will need your SUID number and date of birth to activate your NetID. If you do not know your SUID number (it was on your Intent to Register Form when you were mailed your admission packet) please contact our office and we can help.

Enrolling in summer classes (MORE INFO/ COURSE #s TBA) 
Once you’ve logged into MySlice, select “Enroll in a Class” under the “Enrollment” section of the “Student Services” box. You will be asked to select a term – please select “Summer 2020”. Then you will be given the option to add a course to your shopping cart. You can either enter the 5-digit class number or search for a class using the course subject and course number. This information is provided above in the list of classes. Finally, click the "Finish Enrolling" button to confirm.

Need more assistance? Visit the Registrar’s office website.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ken Dwyer