Public Administration

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

24 months
7774 USD/year
7774 USD/year
2378 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As part of the National Association of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (NASPAA), the Masters of Public Administration program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi encourages you to go public with your career.


Public Administration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi focuses on the application of Public Administration theory and concepts in real world situations.  The program focuses on the management of critical issues in our three tracks:

  • Public Management
  • Public Safety
  • Healthcare Administration

MPA Student Learning Outcomes

As a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) students must demonstrate five universal required competencies related to the current needs and status of the public service. To complete the Masters of Public Administration Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Lead and manage in public governance by utilizing different theories and decision tools to identify and analyze management and public sector problems.
  • Participate in and contribute to the policy process by successfully analyzing policy alternatives and use policy models, instruments and management tools to address social problems.
  • Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions by utilizing analytical tools to analyze, present, and interpret data, including appropriate design, statistical, and evaluative techniques for both organizational decision making and policy decisions.
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective to administrative and policy decisions and actions by engaging public service principles that include inclusiveness; shared power and responsibility; public deliberation; accountability; aspiring to do the “right” thing rather than just do things right; respect and appreciation for diverse values and perspectives; wise stewardship of public resources, and an appreciation for lifelong learning.
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry by effectively communicating issues to a diverse set of stakeholders, in a manner that is accurate, clear, and concise, while also being tailored to varied audiences.

Career opportunities:

  • Managerial careers in public and not-for-profit sectors
  • City Manager
  • Rehabilitation Hospital CEO
  • Public Management Consulting Firm Vice-President

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • U.S. Government institutions
  • Theory and Practice of Public Administration
  • Policy Making and Public Administration
  • Administrative Ethics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Public Sector Fiscal Management and Analysis
  • Administrative Law
  • Public Organizations
  • Research Methods in Public Administration
  • Statistics for Public Administrators
  • Managing the Non-profit Organization
  • Resource Development for Non-profit Organizations
  • Program Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Seminar in Public Administration - Capstone
  • Topics in Public Administration
  • Homeland Security and Public Administration
  • Modern Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Planning Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work undertaken from regionally accredited universities.
  • A 300-500 word essay describing work experience, educational goals, professional goals, languages spoken and any other material that would be relevant. The essay should also address the reasons and motivations for seeking an MPA degree.
  • A full resume.
  • Two letters of Recommendation from individuals such as professors and employers attesting to the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program of study.
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7774 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3887 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7774 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3887 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    2378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1189 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a variety of academically competitive scholarships for all students. The Scholarship Office assists students with the application process. The liaison also coordinates the process of manages and awarding scholarships.

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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