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Public Administration, Master

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Wilson’s words ring true, because the MPA Program is the Barry University gateway of democracy and scholarship to the Public Administration graduate experience. Scholarship is the pursuit of knowledge and truth, which resonates with the authentic Dominican heritage. The pursuit of truth necessitates comprehensive steadfast commitment to serve a particular society and culture. Truth is inseparable from its quest, which is knowledge, and knowledge is the way of situating us in the world so that we can serve the world for its greater good. This relationship can be no more clearly demonstrated than in public service.

Consistent with the mission of Barry University, the faculty in the MPA degree program is committed to the highest academic standards in graduate and professional education. The MPA degree program is designed as a degree program for career professionals with a focus on the administration of public, non-profit, and other organizations which serve a public purpose. The MPA is considered to be the terminal professional degree for practitioners in public service. Its philosophical background and explicit content are grounded in an assessment of how the modern public sector workplace has evolved and the factors responsible for this evolution. The curriculum is designed to address the critical administrative competencies in the public and nonprofit sectors through skills development and enhancement in the context of a theoretical foundation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Writing & Research (non-credit)
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Theories, Principles, and Practice of Public Administration
  • Research Methodologies
  • Values and Ethics in Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Seminar In Public Financial Administration
  • Seminar in Public Human Resources Administration
  • Philanthropy and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Human Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Productivity Improvement in the Public Sector
  • Leadership in Public Purpose Organizations
  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nonprofit Program Evaluation
  • Public Law and Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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).

General Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university. Official transcripts of all previous college or university studies must be submitted.
  • A minimum GPA of a 2.50 is required for admissions. Candidates with less than a 2.50 cumulative GPA in their bachelor’s degree may be considered for admissions based on past work experience. Provisional acceptance on a case by case basis may be granted by the Academic Coordinator.
  • Applicants who have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of BELOW a 3.5 GPA will be required to take the PUB 511W Graduate Writing and Research workshop (non-credit/no cost workshop). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    990 USD/credit
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  • National

    990 USD/credit
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Living costs for North Miami

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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