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Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The interdisciplinary program is designed to stress the knowledge, skills, values, and behaviors essential to the successful public servant. Some flexibility in curriculum is permitted to meet the diverse educational needs of pre-service and in-career students, changing-career students, and students in different career specialties in public administration.

The curriculum components are designed to produce professionals capable of intelligent and creative analysis, communication, and action in the public sector context.


Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Public Administration
  • Public Policy Process and Institutions
  • Economic Analysis for Public Administration
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Applied Statistics for Public Administrators
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Policy Analysis and Decision Making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • A complete application. The application can be found on the UTEP Graduate School Web site. The application fee is $45 for domestic students and $80 for international students.
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States or equivalent training from a foreign institution.
  • Score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GMAT will be accepted for those applicants who are applying to the dual MBA/MPA degree or for those that have previously applied to a Master in Business Administration Program (MBA). Applicants who have completed another graduate degree do not need to take a standardized graduate test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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