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Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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If you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to prepare for a career in public management at a government agency or nonprofit organization, then a master of public administration is the right choice for you.

About

Five interdisciplinary concentrations allow you to design a course of study targeted to your career goals. If you attend full time, you can complete the MPA program in four semesters or two academic years. Evening classes allow working professionals to attend classes on a part-time basis. After completing the program, you will have a theoretical understanding and practical awareness of public policy and of the principles of management and administration in the public sector. The program blends the study of politics and administration with the techniques of modern management.

Four concentrations are offered in collaboration with other departments on campus and allow you to gain substantive training in one of four policy areas:

  • Criminal Justice which prepares students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, or other employment within the justice system.
  • Community and Economic Development which prepares students for careers with public agencies or nonprofit organizations concerned with community development.
  • Information and Communication Technology which prepares students for IT careers in the public sector or with organizations concerned with technology policy.
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security which prepares students for careers with public agencies or nonprofit organizations concerned with security policy.

If none of these policy areas fit your career goals, then our Administrative concentration allows you to design a custom course of study by selecting elective courses in political science or other fields.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • You must pay a nonrefundable application fee of $60
  • Passport Photocopy
  • Financial Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20332 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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