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Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NE,
The mission of the Master of Public Administration program is to strengthen the public service in a democratic and diverse society by educating students to manage and lead public and nonprofit institutions effectively, ethically and democratically.

About

Contemporary society doesn’t function on its own. Leaders must prepare to face challenging questions and guide it. The School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) is home to nationally known faculty whose dedication prepares tomorrow’s leaders to manage organizations, plan cities, protect natural resources, hold elected office and ensure access to human services.

The School of Public Administration, located on the UNO campus, is a national leader in public service education, with five of its programs ranked in the nation’s top 25 by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Public Administration's national rankings, please visit National Rankings.

If you think public service is in your future, you’ll find that our diverse programming can complement your interests and provide a strong orientation to the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Public Administration
  • Organization Theory and Behavior
  • Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
  • Analysis and Decision Making
  • Policy Design and Implementation
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Advanced Management and Leadership for Public and Nonprofit Professionals

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
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • 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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

Program-Specific Requirements:
  • The general prerequisite for admission to the MPA program is a four-year bachelors’ degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the junior and senior years (last 50-60 credit hours)
  • GRE score is required
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose/Admissions Essay
  • The essay should be two to four pages (doubled-spaced and answer the following questions:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16020 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16020 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7138 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7138 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 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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