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Public Administration, Master

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The major objectives of the program are as follows:

  • To provide a broad flexible program to prepare students for careers in public service and nonprofit management;
  • To afford opportunities to practicing administrators for improving their careers and services through advanced education and training; and
  • To prepare scholars for further graduate study in the field of public administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods Analysis
  • Methods in Public Management Information
  • Urban Planning
  • Issues in Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Professional Development
  • Risk and Public Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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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).

General Requirements

  • Admission to the Graduate School
  • Minimum scores of 155 on the verbal portion and 145 on the quantitative portions of the current Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).
  • 3.20 minimum grade-point average in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • A written essay, submitted in accordance with standards set by the PLSC Admissions Committee.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons competent to judge the applicant’s academic/work experience.
  • Academic prerequisites: the PLSC Admissions Committee may require appropriate coursework related to an understanding of governmental processes and activities to cover deficiencies in past education.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      1138 USD/credit
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    • National

      421 USD/credit
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    Living costs for Fayetteville

    • 930 - 1350 USD/month
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