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Local Government Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
, CA,
Politics is the study of public power: Who has it? Who influences it? How does it work? Political science focuses on local, state, national, and international levels. The lessons of politics apply in all areas of life.

About

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Programme Structure

  • American Institutions and Public Organizations
  • Public Administration and Democracy
  • Seminar in Research Methods
  • Seminar in Public Management
  • Seminar in Public Personnel Administration
  • Seminar in Administration of Public Financial Resources
  • Seminar in Organizational Theory in the Public Sector
  • Seminar in State and Local Government
  • Collaborative Community Management
  • Seminar in Administration and Planning
  • Seminar in Public Policy Formation
  • Public and Non-Profit Program Evaluation
  • Environmental Policy and the Law
  • Seminar in Health and Human Services Management
  • Seminar in Public Policy in Health and Human Services
  • Mental Health Policy and Administration
  • Intern/Fieldwork Public Admin

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      All requirements for the degree are to be completed within five years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • To be admitted to graduate and postbaccalaureate study, a student must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or must have completed an equivalent acceptable to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue a master's degree must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units of course work attempted and at least 3.0 in the last 30 units attempted. Applicants for unclassified status, such as qualifying for a teaching credential, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in their last 60 semester units of course work attempted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2739 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    2739 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2739 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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