12 months
1030 USD/credit 40170 USD/year
1030 USD/credit 40170 USD/year
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The strength of the Public Administration program from University of Dayton depends on recognized public management skills: the development of team-oriented and interpersonal skills; organizational and communication skills; and organizational leadership capabilities.

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Key Features

The Public Administration program from University of Dayton , offered since 1967, prepares responsible public-servant leaders who advance the common good by working to improve the quality of public service locally, nationally, and globally. We serve students currently employed or seeking employment in the public and nonprofit sectors. Prospective MPA students should choose our program because of its Affordability, Adaptability, and Connectivity.

The MPA is:

  • Affordable – cost-competitive with other MPA programs in Ohio and the region
  • Adaptable – meets the needs of in-service/pre-service students and public/nonprofit-oriented students; and is customizable through the choices of electives, internships, public service projects, independent studies, and capstone projects
  • Connected – small class and cohort sizes, allowing close relationships with peers, faculty mentors, community partners, and well-placed alums in local, state, federal, and nonprofit organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration
  • Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
  • Applied Research Techniques
  • Organizational Theory
  • Public Budgeting
  • Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • Public Administration Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application - Submit either the graduate application or doctoral application, based on the degree program you plan to pursue.
  • Letters of recommendation - A recommendation form can be sent directly to the individual(s) who are writing your letters. 
  • A personal statement / writing sample - This is submitted on the online application. 
  • Transcripts from previously attended institutions - An official academic record issued directly by each attended institution must be received. The record must include dates of attendance, all subjects studied, and grades earned or marks achieved on examinations. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency 
  • F-1 and J-1 students - You must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study. 
  • A graduate entrance examination - Certain programs may require a graduate entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1030 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    40170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1030 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 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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