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Public Administration, Master

Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NY,
Pace University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) and professional certificate programs prepare students with the skills they need to succeed in some of the most rewarding and demanding areas of the national economy: government, healthcare, and nonprofit administration.


Designed to help you obtain public and nonprofit positions through an interdisciplinary curriculum, MPA graduates qualify for positions that require strong analytical and administrative skills, management expertise, and in-depth knowledge in specific policy areas. The Pace MPA faculty are active, recognized scholars in their disciplines while Pace’s close interaction with government agencies, healthcare entities, and nonprofit organizations provides strong practitioner adjuncts to enhance the classroom experience for students in their specialized fields.

This 39-credit MPA program in Public Administration is designed to prepare students to obtain public and nonprofit positions. Full-time students can complete course work in two years and part-time students typically in four years. The program consists of required core courses, track/specialization courses, and elective courses. Additionally, students are required to take six credits of pre-core foundation course work or secure department course waivers based on documented proficiency. 

Programme Structure

  • Accounting for Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities
  • Statistics and Quantitative Method for Decision Making
  • Public Administration and its Environment
  • Organization Theory and Management
  • Economics of Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities
  • Budgeting and Financial Analysis
  • Research Methods for Public Administrators
  • Capstone Project Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • All Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1018 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1018 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1018 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1018 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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