Public Administration - Nonprofit

Barry University

990 USD/credit
990 USD/credit
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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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Writing & Research
  • 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

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 990 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    990 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 990 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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