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Master of Public Administration, MPA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Public Administration from University of Miami Online is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of what is needed to be an effective public service leader. 

About

Enable a rewarding career in public service. The Master of Public Administration from University of Miami Online is grounded in practice and taught by the same unmatched faculty as on campus. Courses are designed to provide students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of what you need to become an effective civic leader.

Career

University of Miami’s online MPA program will help prepare you to capitalize on the current public sector job growth trends and become a leader in public service through a variety of different courses and specialties. Demand for qualified public service professionals is expected to increase. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that occupations in public administration are expected to grow 22% by 2020. UOnline’s online MPA program will help prepare you to capitalize on the current public sector job growth trends and become a leader in public service through a variety of different courses and specialties.

Accreditation

 All online programs are also accredited by  the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and 23 other professional accrediting agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to graduate public administration
  • Organizational dynamics
  • Political analysis
  • Budget and financial management and administration
  • Political environment of business
  • Political ethics: the dynamic dilemmas of contemporary leadership
  • From electronic government to digital governance
  • Human resource management in public service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Submit a copy of your transcript from all academic institutions attended
  • GRE
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Language Proficiency: International students who do not hold an undergraduate U.S degree must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

We recognize talent. We offer scholarships to ensure students who strive for the best can benefit from UM faculty and all that the online degree programs have to offer. If you are awarded a scholarship, you could reduce your tuition by up to 45%.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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