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Public Administration

Kennesaw State University

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
12792 USD/year
12792 USD/year
3552 USD/year
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About

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the Kennesaw State University is a professional degree that prepares students for administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Overview

The program’s student and teaching oriented faculty seek to contribute to the development of professional individuals with an ethos of democratic administration by providing them with a combination of solid academic learning and concrete practical experiences. 

The Master in Public Administration Program at the Kennesaw State University is located in the School of Government and International Affairs. The Program works in cooperation with a number of other departments as well as the A. L. Burruss Institute of Public Service that provides community services and technical assistance to nonprofit and public organizations in Georgia.

Program Purposes

  • Prepare graduates of the program to think critically and creatively about public issues, have the dedication and capacity to serve a diverse community, and possess the skills to enter a professional position in a public organization.
  • Provide a rigorous core curriculum that examines the theoretical underpinnings of public service and provides concentrated areas of study in governmental administration, nonprofit administration and information management.
  • Inspire commitment to public service values.
  • Sustain a welcoming environment that promotes equity and diversity, empowering students and faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Public Administration and Public Service
  • Research Methods and Computer Applications
  • Public Organization Theory
  • Public Service Budgeting
  • Governmental Relations
  • Human Resource Management in Public Service
  • Policy Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 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.
2.75

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree - A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least 2.75 grade point average;
  • Graduate Application - Submission of an application to the Office of Graduate Admissions and a non-refundable application fee; International students must also provide satisfactory TOEFL or IETLS scores;
  • Graduate Admissions Test - Scores from a standardized graduate admission test, such as GRE, MAT, GMAT or LSAT. Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU. -OR- Obtain an GRE waiver. 
  • Statement of Purpose - Submit a statement of purpose essay of approximately 1,000 words addressing the following questions: "In what way do you expect the Master of Public Administration degree to affect or enhance your career goals and aspirations?
  • Résumé - A current résumé;
  • Recommendations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6396 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6396 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    3552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1776 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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