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The Public Administration - Applied Research Project Concentration at Texas State University cultivates practical, research-oriented students for careers as reflective practitioners guided by democratic values, integrity, and service.

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Overview

Public administration faculty have been recognized nationally for their contribution to outstanding teaching, research, and service. The faculty leads practical research projects to inform public management and public policy in the region. The master of public administration (M.P.A.) program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Course Work

The Public Administration - Applied Research Project Concentration  at Texas State University  is a 39-hour program consisting of core courses and electives in areas such as: general public administration; local and state government management; urban policy and planning; environment, energy and sustainability; nonprofit sector leadership; human resources; and labor relations. A 3-hour public service internship is required for pre-service students who lack public sector experience. The M.P.A. program offers three pathways to graduation. Students can choose either the thesis option, comprehensive exam option, or the applied research project option as their culminating experience.

Accreditation

The M.P.A. program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Public Finance Administration
  •  Organization Theory, Change & Behavior
  •  Public Personnel Administration
  • Public Law
  • Public Policy Process
  • Public Management and Ethics
  • Applied Research Methodology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • official GRE scores (general test only) not required unless the last-60-hours GPA is under 3.0.
statement of purpose (two pages in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with one-inch margins and your full name in the header) addressing the following:
  • your academic interests, your personal and professional experiences relevant for graduate work, your motivations and your accomplishments

  • your potential as a graduate student and your readiness for graduate school

  • your interest in the M.P.A. program at Texas State and why you would be a good fit

two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15306 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7653 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15306 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7653 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7146 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3573 USD per semester during 12 months.

per 10 credits

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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