24 months
774 USD/credit 13932 USD/year
774 USD/credit 13932 USD/year
516 USD/credit 9288 USD/year
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As an ever-globalizing society, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Public Administration is there to be an influential leader in knowledge and practice. We understand that you juggle various responsibilities in different areas of your life.


What Will I Learn?

Core courses prepare you in general public management theory, techniques and skills. Additionally, there are a number of elective options that you may select based on your professional needs and interests.

Students also apply concepts and skills through internships.

Research opportunities also provide excellent hands-on experience.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

You may choose to pursue involvement with professional organizations. Central Pennsylvania has an active chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the professional association. ASPA regularly hosts educational and networking events in the Harrisburg area, and MPA students often become chapter members, board members or officers. 

Public Administration students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are leaders in the Public Administration Student Association, the campus professional development organization. Shippensburg University's Pi Alpha Alpha, the public administration academic honor society, is a NASPAA National Chapter of Excellence Award winner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Theory and Behavior 
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management 
  • Research Methods
  • Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
  • Capstone Seminar: Applied Public Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the application and transcript(s), Public Administration applicants must submit:

  • Rèsumè
  • Three (3) recommendations

Admission is based on prior academic success, and you may be asked to obtain a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Applicants who do not meet minimum requirements may be required to take an introductory course. Students who have full-time managerial employment in a relevant profession may apply for an internship waiver when applying to the MPA program. Students obtaining a waiver for the six credit-hour internship are required to choose a three credit-hour experiential skills course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 24 months.

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.


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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