24 months
13380 USD/year
13380 USD/year
6396 USD/year
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Ranked among the top graduate public affairs programs, Tennessee State University's College of Public Service offers a fully online Master of Public Administration degree that working professionals can complete in two years.


The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Tennessee State University is the key professional degree for individuals working in the fast-growing public and nonprofit sectors, and our graduates succeed in obtaining work in those areas (see figure; read our program mission and values statement). 

Key Features 

  • The fully online College of Public Service MPA is the only NASPAA-accredited  MPA program in Middle Tennessee. Located in the state capital and a vibrant city, we can offer opportunities to interact with state and local public policymakers, administrators and nonprofit leaders during your studies. Learn the core competencies needed to effectively lead, manage, and serve in the field of public administration.
  • In order to maximize flexibility for full-time and part-time students, our MPA program is administered fully online. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Public Administration
  • Organization Theory
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Statistics for Public Administrators
  • Ethics in the Public Service
  • Project Management & Implementation
  • Intergovernmental Relations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application for Admission to Graduate School and a non-refundable $35.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts and authorized school records with a course-by-course listing of courses and grades received; such transcripts must have been evaluated by a foreign educational credential agency, at the student’s expense. 
  • Copy of current, valid passport. 
  • Evidence of financial resources sufficient to provide tuition and fees for the academic year (minimum of $28,500 USD) and an affidavit of support. 
  • All international students applying for admission who have a student visa shall submit a certificate from a licensed physician or the qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes. 
  • After admission, copies of Visa, I-94, or Alien Registration card must be submitted to Mark Gunter, Director of International and Multicultural Affairs, before student may enroll

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6690 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6690 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3198 USD per semester during 24 months.


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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