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Public Administration 

Portland State University

Master On Campus
24 months
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671 USD/credit
671 USD/credit
444 USD/credit
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About

The Portland State University Master of Public Administration (MPA) focuses on preparing students for administrative positions in governmental and nonprofit organizations. An Master in Public Administration is a flexible degree that allows you to choose from a variety of options once you graduate.

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Overview

Ethics and values, administrative theory and behavior, public policy, administrative law and policy implementation, public budgeting, financial management, human resource management, and analytic methods.

In addition to these core classes, MPA students at Portland State University choose a field of specialization based on their academic and professional interests. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with faculty and instructors widely regarded as top academics and practitioners in the areas of Global Leadership and Management, Local Government, Human Resource Management, Natural Resources Policy and Administration, and Nonprofit Management. Internationally-inclined students also have the opportunity to pursue the Peace Corps Masters International: MPA with a Nonprofit Specialization.

How will it prepare me for the future?

Whether you are just entering the workforce or looking to take your career to the next step, the MPA will help you advance both personally and professionally. Our program focuses on integrating theory and practice to ensure that students emerge from this program with an education grounded in research and nourished through real-world experience. We prepare students beginning their careers to be competent and effective leaders in public affairs, and mid-career students to enhance their capacities as managers and leaders through the opportunities provided for reflection and integration of new knowledge. The core curriculum provides the skills and knowledge desired by employers today, while our specialization options allow you to hone your abilities in a 15-credit area focus of your choice.

Our Public Administration students engage in community learning experiences throughout their degree. Many courses pair students with public organizations to complete program evaluations, provide technical assistance, and otherwise analyze public administration in action. These students devote significant hours as part of class teams, engage in short-term internships, and/or work in organizations or public agencies through their culminating field-based organizational experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Development for Public Organizations
  • Grantwriting for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Creating Collaborative Communities
  • Organizational Development
  • Sustainable Development Policy and Governance
  • Policy Analysis Research
  • Program Evaluation and Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a from an accredited college, university or equivalent
  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants are expected to have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent or a graduate GPA of 3.0.
  • All students for whom English is not the first language must demonstrate language proficiency by a recent TOEFL score of 550. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has completed a graduate degree at an English language based university.
  • Applicants should also review admissions criteria established by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 671 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 671 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    444 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 444 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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