Public Administration, Master | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
24 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
10000 USD/year
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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of Georgia is designed to develop professionals who can use their educational experiences to work productively at all levels of public sector management, as well as in research endeavors.


About this Degree

The central purpose of the program is to educate students for professional careers in public service including management and policy analysis in government and nonprofit organizations. 

The Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of Georgia is open to students without previous public service experience as well as students employed in the public sector who are seeking to advance their careers. While normally a terminal professional degree, some graduates of the MPA program have entered PhD or other programs and have assumed academic careers.

Programme Structure


  • Socialization Seminar
  • Public Administration and Democracy
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Public Financial Administration
  • Economic Foundations of Policy Analysis
  • Public Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


41 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application located at the UGA Graduate School website and pay the required application fee, which is $75 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants.
  • Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (GRE / TOEFL / IELTS)
  • You will be prompted to upload a resumé and statement of purpose.
  • You will be asked to enter the email addresses of three recommenders. 
  • *Domestic applicants with five years of work experience in the public or non-profit sector and an undergraduate GPA over 3.0 may request a waiver for the GRE during the application process.  To discuss a GRE waiver, contact Aaron Redman. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12978 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12978 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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