Public Administration, Master | Portland State University | Portland, United States
24 months
Duration
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
456 USD/credit 13680 USD/year
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About

The Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University focuses on preparing students for administrative and leadership positions in governmental and nonprofit organizations.

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Overview

During the MPA program, students will participate in foundational courses in:

  • administrative ethics and values
  • administrative theory and behavior
  • public policy
  • administrative law and policy implementation
  • public budgeting
  • financial management
  • human resource management
  • analytic methods

Career

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. The Public Administration program from Portland State University 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.

The 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:

  • Public Administration
  • Administrative Ethics and Values
  • Public Policy: Origins and Process
  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Theory and Behavior
  • Analytic Methods in Public Administration
  • Public Budgeting
  • Financial Management in the Public Sector

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 456 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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

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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