MPA On Campus

Public Administration

Kutztown University

12 months
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
516 USD/credit 18576 USD/year
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The Public Administration program of Kutztown University provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management.


Through course work and an optional thesis, the Public Administration program of Kutztown University equips students with specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, research, and other essential management techniques. Through its reputation and internships, Kutztown University's Political Science Department and MPA Program have developed numerous contacts with public and private sector administrators. Graduates typically achieve continuing success in their present careers or are successful in obtaining other career positions related to their interests.

The program benefits professionals employed or seeking employment in government agencies (at all levels), health care and other not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprise. In eastern Pennsylvania, there is a large number of occupations for which public administration expertise is essential, especially those in "third sector" industries which depend upon effective interface with government agencies and skillful handling of governmental processes and regulations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply leadership theories and techniques in managing and governing a political organization.
  • Students will be able to analyze and disseminate data and information.
  • Students will be able to apply financial concepts, data and assumptions to develop an accurate, flexible and professional quality budget for a public or not-for-profit organization.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the management of people and resources.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administrative Law 
  • Approaches and Methods in Political Science 
  • Principles and Problems of Public Administration 
  • Administrative and Organizational Theory 
  • Public Personnel & Strategic Human Resource Management 
  • Budgeting and Decision Making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE/GMAT/MAT/LSAT score report
  • To waive the GRE/GMAT/MAT/LSAT score report: Five or more years of professional and/or managerial experience in a government agency or nonprofit organization.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kutztown

1000 - 1500 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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