M.A. On Campus

Public Administration

University of New Orleans

12 months
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
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The Masters of Public Administration degree at the University of New Orleans is a flexible professional degree for those interested in managing, leading, and most of all, serving the public. 


Deciding to pursue an MPA is a strategic way of ensuring you have a master's degree that is fulfilling and practical. If you want to make a difference, come join us.

Public Administration graduates at the University of New Orleans are found in a variety of fields and policy areas across all career sectors. 

And since the arena of public service is so vast, the degree will enable you to synthesize and transfer all of your education, volunteer work, and professional experience into a meaningful career.

Mission of the UNO MPA Program

In support of UNO's urban mission, the MPA program seeks to enhance the quality of public service, primarily in the Greater New Orleans area, through:

  • Academic programs that prepare students for leadership in public and nonprofit organizations;
  • Research that is relevant to the tasks of public administration and policy making, and;
  • Outreach that applies faculty expertise to the needs of the broader community.


The UNO MPA program is one of four MPA programs in Louisiana that are professionally accredited by NASPAA.

Programme Structure

  • The program offers outstanding faculty who combine academic excellence and practical experience, access to special expertise in hazard policy, nonprofit leadership, and transportation administration.
  • Opportunities to work and learn in New Orleans
  • Convenient class schedules; instruction in a traditional classroom setting with some coursework offered online
  • A diverse student body

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 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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