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Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
he School of Business and Public Administration offers a Master’s degree in Public Administration. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a high caliber professional education in public administration and prepares aspirants for careers in public service at the territorial, regional, federal, and international levels. 


This professional degree, while flexible enough to apply in the private sector, gives graduates a competitive advantage in the pursuit of specific careers in government agencies, nonprofit, or philanthropic institutions. The program offers valuable opportunities for individuals to enhance and improve critical public administration skills, learn new concepts and theories of public administration and management, and explore the most current and relevant techniques regarding the implementation of policies, projects, and programs within the organization and in society. The University of Guam is a candidate for accreditation with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the global standard in public service education.

The mission of the University of Guam MPA program is to inspire authentic public servants through leadership that enlightens its learners to discover what it truly means to be of public service. This is fundamental to the institution’s mission of Ina. Diskubre. Setbe. To enlighten. To discover. To serve. 

This professional degree program provides graduate students with a high caliber educational experience that prepares its aspirants to be leaders, managers, and analysts in public affairs, public administration, and public policy careers at the territorial, regional, federal, and international levels. The curriculum offers valuable opportunities for individuals to embrace diversity and practice citizenship; enhance and improve essential leadership/managerial skills; research seminal concepts and theories of public administration, public affairs, and public policy; and explore contemporary techniques regarding the formulation, analysis, and implementation of policies, programs, and best practices in organization and society. This mission is accomplished by educating and training professional leaders that are citizenship-oriented, accountable, ethically conscious and whose focus is a sincere commitment to make a difference through public service.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Applied Research Methodology
  • Administrative Thought
  • Public Budgeting
  • Public Management
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Administrative Law
  • Leadership and Social Responsibility of Organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Online application form
  • Official Bachelor's Trancript with degree conferred directly from issuing institution
  • Health requirements
  • Release of Information & Signature Form and take the Sexual Misconduct Training.
  • Letter of Intent and Statement
  • Resume
  • At least 2 signed Letters of Recommendation 
  • Proof of residency
  • Obtain Graduate Program Entry Form and submit a signed copy to Graduate Admissions Office
  • immunization records 
  • Copy of current passport and visa
  • A copy of valid medical insurance

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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