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Public Administration

University of Georgia

M.A.
24 months
Duration
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
10000 USD/year
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About

The central purpose of the master program in Public Administration at the University of Georgia is to educate students for professional careers in public service, including management and policy analysis in government and nonprofit organizations.

Overview

At the University of Georgia, the Department of Public Administration and Policy administers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. The MPA degree is designed to educate students for administrative, managerial, and policy analytical careers in federal, state, and local levels of government and the nonprofit sector. 

The program consists of courses that form a public management core, required management information and research courses, a socialization sequence, and electives. An internship usually served in a public agency is also required for students without administrative experience. 

The PhD degree is designed to prepare students for careers as researchers and scholars. Some students also seek upper-level careers in management or policy analysis in the public sector. Students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours in three fields comprised of general public administration, public policy, and an elective managerial specialization. A minimum of nine credit hours in research methods is also required. The department has research strength in public budgeting and finance, public management and organizational theory, public personnel administration/human resources management, and public policy analysis.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Georgia is one of the nation’s best for public service education. It is the highest ranked graduate degree program at UGA and is ranked 3rd in the nation among hundreds of public affairs programs. 
  • Among public universities, the Georgia MPA is tied for 1st in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2005). The MPA Program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). To accommodate working professionals, courses are offered in the evenings at UGA’s main campus in Athens and at the University of Georgia at Gwinnett in suburban Atlanta.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

41 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12978 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12978 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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