Public Administration, Master | Online (optional) | The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga | Chattanooga, United States
12 months
13269 USD/year
13269 USD/year
5237 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The UTC Department of Political Science and Public Service at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, providing graduate-level training for students interested in pursuing careers in public service.


The quickest way to learn about the Public Administration program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is to read our mission statement.  It guides all of our decisions about our program—what/how/whom/why we teach, the kind of scholarship we pursue, and how we collaborate with public service institutions. 

About this program

The UTC MPA program promotes the public good by preparing students to be effective leaders, managers, and analysts in public and nonprofit agencies.  The program emphasizes:

  • developing students’ proficiency in core management and analytic skills that apply to a broad range of public and nonprofit employment settings;
  • training students to apply theory and evidence to practice;
  • cultivating students’ commitment to technical competence, professional ethics, and the public interest;
  • engaging students in active learning;
  • preparing pre-career and mid-career students to work with and serve diverse constituencies; and
  • serving our region by providing options for focused study of local government management and nonprofit management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration Foundations
  • Public Administration Research and Analysis
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Human Resources Management in Public Agencies
  • Organizational Theory and Administrative Behavior
  • Budgeting and Finance in Public Agencies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Language Proficiency: Scores must be no more than two years old. Applicants who have received a degree from a U.S. institution in the past two years are exempt from the language proficiency requirement.
  • Financial Documents: Documentation of financial resources sufficient for nine months of study must be received prior to issuance of an I-20.
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Academic Credentials: UTC requires submission of all transcripts and degree certificates earned outside of the U.S.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13269 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13269 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13269 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13269 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5237 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5237 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Chattanooga

912 - 1523 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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