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Public Administration, MPA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #729 (BCR) , RI,
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program at the University of Rhode Islanddraws from a rich and rigorous curriculum, combined with experiential education, that will prepare you to be a leader in public policy and administration.

About

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program at the University of Rhode Island mission is to instill public service values, knowledge and expertise to prepare you to solve problems related to governance and policy with integrity, professionalism, and excellence to improve our communities and society.

Career

As an M.P.A. student, you will learn the most current administrative theory and practice for the public and nonprofit sectors. The program is designed to meet your individual interests, offering opportunities to earn graduate certificates in specialized programs related to public policymaking and administration such as cyber security, human resource administration, non-profit studies, labor studies, healthcare management and community planning.

The students have been placed at a wide variety of internships at municipal, state and federal agencies, legislative offices, healthcare institutions, advocacy organizations and foundations. The MPA Program also works cooperatively with Rhode Island College’s Certificate Program in International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Administrative Theory
  • Ethics in Public Administration
  • Seminar in Budgetary Politics
  • Problems in Public Personnel Administration
  • Public Program Evaluation
  • Seminar in Public Policy Problems
  • Administrative Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States or a foreign institution of acceptable standing
  • Adequate undergraduate preparation in the proposed major field or equivalent evidence of an appropriate background for undertaking an advanced degree program
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the undergraduate career that can be confirmed with official transcripts from the institution (some programs may require a higher or lower GPA).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28292 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15514 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    22382 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22382 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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