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Public Administration, MPA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

MPA graduates hold policy-making positions with the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the national and state government. Graduates of Shippensburg University’s master’s program in Public Administration use their managerial skills working for local government, not-for-profit agencies, and in the private sector.

Programme Structure

The Public Administration Master's program is a popular choice for anyone with a passion for public policy or a strong desire to work in civil service. You will develop valuable management skills and other tools useful for influencing policy decisions from the nonprofit/non-governmental sector. You'll learn how to advocate for change and raise the profile of community stakeholders through effective, action-oriented discourse.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Present an official transcript showing at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average for undergraduate studies; applicants who do not have a 2.75 or greater GPA may be admitted with sufficient work experience.
  • Students without relevant undergraduate coursework may be required to take an introductory course
  • Provide a current resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Shippensburg

  • 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.

Funding

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