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Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , VA,
The mission of the Master of Public Administration program at Old Dominion University is to prepare students for careers as professionals in public service and to provide students who have considerable experience in the public sector an opportunity to enhance their professional knowledge, skills and abilities, enabling them to advance their careers.

About

Other students join the program to prepare for careers as professionals in public and nonprofit organizations. Our classes offer a lively mix of experienced public employees and students preparing to begin their careers.

The MPA develops individuals' competencies in public sector management, public policy analysis and public decision-making processes. Our graduates hold positions as city managers, program planners, policy analysts and managers in federal, state and local agencies, as well as non-profit agencies.

The Master of Public Administration program is designed to enhance students' knowledge and competencies in five context areas:

  • Public management processes, including public budgeting and personnel systems;
  • Organizational design processes and behavior;
  • Political, legal and ethical concepts and issues of public administration;
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques; and
  • Policy analysis and program evaluation.

Programme Structure

For more information visit the university's website.

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
    • Duration description
      All requirements for a master’s degree must be completed within a six-year period.
  • 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: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

  • Official transcripts of all previous college work.
  • A written statement describing how your experience in work and other settings and your choice of graduate study in public administration will lead to achieving your career goals. (1000 word maximum length.)
  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation from academic sources or employment supervisors.
  • All applicants are required to submit an acceptable score on the GRE or GMAT examinations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    523 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 523 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Norfolk

  • 1100 - 1900 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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