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Public Administration, M.P.A.

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University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Public Administration program is offered by the Louisiana State University.These courses have been selected by the faculty of the Public Administration Institute to be included as core courses in the LSU MPA program. 


 Elective coursework will be selected by the student in consultation with the director of the MPA program. The MPA is a non-thesis program. It does require an internship (for students who are pre-service) or a practicum (for students who are in-service). Students are responsible for getting their own internships though the Institute will provide information about and facilitate the selection of internship placements.

All MPA students are required to maintain an MPA portfolio that includes a representative sample of coursework demonstrating core competencies in public administration and policy. The MPA portfolio must be presented to the faculty at the exit examination.

In addition, each student will be given a comprehensive examination in accordance with the Public Administration Colloquium (a capstone course that each MPA student will take during the student’s last year in the MPA program). This comprehensive examination will be evaluated by the professor of the Public Administration Colloquium and two other faculty members. The comprehensive examination will be related to up to three case studies that will be presented to the students at the beginning of the semester in which the Public Administration Colloquium is taken.

The Public Administration program is offered by the Louisiana State University.


The Master of Public Administration is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Programme Structure

  • Research Methods for Public Administration
  • Statistical Methods for Public Administration 
  • Microeconomic Theory for Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration Internship 
  • Public Administration Colloquium

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Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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Tuition Fee

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    28500 USD/year
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  • National

    28308 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11393 USD/year
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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