12 months
735 USD/credit 26460 USD/year
597 USD/credit 21492 USD/year
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Public Administration from The American University in Cairo is to prepare leaders for careers in public service in Egypt and the Middle East. 


Public Administration from The American University in Cairo emphasizes qualities that lead to effective, efficient and responsive administration of government and non-profit organizations with the highest ethical standards.  Students learn the theory and practice of public administration and ideals for public values.


Graduates of the program can hold positions as leaders in civil services, development and local government fields. They can also work as public affairs consultants, programs analysts and directors, public service employees, and public relations specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration 
  • Strategic Management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations 
  • Essentials of Public Policy and Administration 
  • Human Resource Management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations 
  • Financial Planning and Management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for the MPA or DPA are recommended but not required to have two or more years of relevant professional experience.
  • Applicants for graduate study must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with an academic record at a level sufficient to qualify for full or provisional admission. 
  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • A statement of purpose 
  • CV
  • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background
  • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results 
  • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries as they relate to graduate study and research
  • One recent passport size photograph (a clear electronic copy) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21492 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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