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Public Administration

East Tennessee State University

12 months
43260 USD/year
43260 USD/year
18030 USD/year
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Public Administration degree from the East Tennessee State University is a professional program that integrates theory and real world practice of public administration to prepare you for work in the public or nonprofit sectors. 


This highly marketable degree produces leaders with skills and passion to become effective administrators.

Despite the economy's ups and downs, demand remains high for skilled and trained public administration professionals. Urban Planning was even named a "Hot Job for the 21st Century" by the US Department of Labor. 

We welcome potential students of all ages and backgrounds to apply the Public Administration program at East Tennessee State University! Let our education strengthen your future!

Career Outlook

Public administration jobs can be found in the following industries:

  • Local, state and federal government agencies - state and city government, Department of Transportation, Department of Economic and Community Department etc.
  • Nonprofit organizations – Youth Corps, Salvation Army, United Way, etc.
  • Private Business – Consulting businesses, human resources, etc.

Programme Structure

We offers three distinct concentrations:

  • Local Government Management
  • Nonprofit and Public Financial Management
  • Economic Development and Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A student applying to the M.P.A. program must meet both the requirements for admission to the university as a graduate student and the admission criteria for the program. 
  • The student must submit transcripts of all academic work previously completed, scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and three letters of recommendation. 
  • Admission criteria include satisfactory undergraduate grade point average, satisfactory GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. 
  • Students admitted to other graduate programs in the university may enroll in public administration courses (prefix PMGT) if they have completed the prerequisites, if any.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    43260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1442 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1442 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 601 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Johnson City

1017 - 1889 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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