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Public Administration

DePaul University

24 months
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) from DePaul University will prepare you for a leadership position within the public sector.


In the Master of Public Administration (MPA) from DePaul University, you’ll develop the critical management skills you'll need to succeed in your public service career, including:

  • Ethical organizational leadership
  • Public finance and budgeting
  • Human resource management
  • Public policy design and analysis

Choose a specialization in one of the following areas:

  • Emergency Management
  • Public Management
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
  • International Public Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • To Public Service Management
  • Cross-sector Analysis
  • Government Financial Administration
  • Fundamentals Of Human Resource Management
  • Economic Foundations Of Public Service
  • Policy Design And Analysis
  • Research Methods I: Applied Research And Statistics
  • Research Methods II: Advanced Applied Research And Statistics
  • Ethical Leadership In Public Service

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You may begin the program in any quarter.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Two-page personal statement describing your educational and career goals, relevant work or volunteer experience, and any special circumstances affecting past or prospective academic performance
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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