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Public Affairs, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , CA,
The Master of Public Affairs (MoPA) provides students with the knowledge, training, and skills needed for effective political action by merging hands-on internship experiences with rigorous graduate seminars.

About

Our program combines graduate seminars in urban studies, politics, sociology, and public policy with hands-on experience in community-based research, policy design, policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation. Graduates are uniquely equipped to formulate policy and initiatives for more equitable and vibrant urban areas, inspired through thoughtful engagement with the theory and practice of social justice.

  • Internship – Gain hands-on experience in the field and build a network of professional contacts
  • Career Opportunities – Supported by academic and field mentorship, and leadership development
  • Distinguished Faculty – Comprised of both leading academics and accomplished professionals and practitioners in the field
  • Flexible Schedule – Our full-time program offers courses in the afternoons and evenings. Students can also explore part-time options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Proseminar in Applied American Politics
  • Writing for Public Affairs Professionals
  • Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Language Requirement
  • Test Requirements
  • Transcript (Academic Record)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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