Master On Campus Online

Public Administration

Arkansas State University

12 months
15194 USD/year
15194 USD/year
8546 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The traditional mode of the Public Administration program at Arkansas State University provides you with two tracks to choose from Public Management and Non-Profit Management.


Program Description

Our program doesn’t require the GRE, is NASPAA accredited, and one of the most affordable master’s programs in the country. With students from all over the world and nationally recognized professors, the Public Administration program at Arkansas State University will provide you with a close-knit family, bringing perspectives, passion, and knowledge from all around the world.

Additionally, if you are a current A-State undergraduate student and want to pursue an MPA after you graduate, you can do so by starting off during your senior year through our new 4+1 program. This program will allow you to graduate with a master’s degree only one year after completing your bachelor’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Public Administration
  • Techniques of Research
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Public Budgeting & Finance
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Administrative Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A transcript of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution inside or outside of the United States (A three-year bachelor’s degree is also considered with some conditions applied)
  • Three letters of recommendation are required
  • A personal statement on why you want an MPA degree. Please feel free to explain your career goals, experiences, what you wish to achieve in life or any other information that supports your application
  • For international applicants, a copy of IELTS test scores (minimum 6.0) or TOEFL test scores (minimum 79) is also required
  • Undergraduate background must include courses with grades of "C" or higher in U.S. Government, Principles of Economics, and any undergraduate-level research methods course, or their equivalents.  If the student is deficient, these courses must be taken in addition to the graduate course requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4273 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Jonesboro

770 - 1180 USD /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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