Public Administration

University of San Francisco

21 months
1210 USD/credit
1210 USD/credit
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Our Master of Public Administration program at University of San Francisco aims to prepare graduates for public leadership by advancing a challenging curriculum while pursuing complementary research, transforming learning into actions that serve our communities, especially the most vulnerable among us.


The Public Administration program offered by University of San Francisco prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for implementing public service strategies.

Graduates with Public Administration from University of San Francisco will be able to:

  • Be Compassionate And Effective Leaders Who Humanely Manage Public Organizations.
  • Initiate And Facilitate Interactions Between Government, For‐ Profit, And Nonprofit Sectors To Provide Ethical And Workable Solutions To Societal Needs.
  • Create A Collaborative Environment Of Excellence In Instruction, Research, And Service.
  • Translate Research Into Effective Practices And Achievable, Humane Policies.
  • Determine, Collect, And Analyze The Evidence Appropriate And Essential For Implementing Public Service Strategies.
  • Identify Challenges And Issues In The U.S. Health Care Sector In Specific Areas Of Policy, Its Contemporary Legal Framework, And Management; Describe/Develop Operational Responses And Managerial Adaptations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Navigating and Negotiating the Field of Practice of Public Administration 
  • Management Practice, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resources 
  • Core Value Driven Leadership and Ethics 
  • Managing Budgets, Finance and Economics 
  • Public Policy Analysis and Implementation 
  • Information Technology and E-Trends
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Quantitative Methods and Big Data 
  • Program Evaluation and Monitoring 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines




38 alternative credits


On Campus

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

  • Certification of Finances
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Transcript (Academic Record) from each university or college attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview
  • Self-Evaluation (Optional) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1210 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1210 USD per credit and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    1210 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1210 USD per credit and a duration of 21 months.


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