Public Affairs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

12 months
774 USD/credit
774 USD/credit
516 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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We assume that you seek a degree that would facilitate entrance into, or promotion within, the public or private sector. It is also viewed primarily as a terminal degree. We offer a master degree in Public Affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

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After completion, graduates possess the needed background and skills to assume positions as public administrators at local, state, national, and international levels.

Your Indiana University of Pennsylvania interdisciplinary graduate degree in Public Affairs will differentiate you as a critical thinker and skilled analyst of political trends and management techniques. The broad base of knowledge that you acquire will give you an advantage as you seek employment in government, education, business, or interest groups.

Benefits of the MA in Public Affairs Program

  • Schedule evening classes to accommodate your work schedule.
  • Develop a core competence in methodology, and then choose from among six interdisciplinary specializations to further focus your career aspirations.
  • Earn academic credit while working with a mentor in the workforce who will help you develop a meaningful internship within your field.

Programme Structure

Expand Your Reach in the World of Public Policy
  • Engage with our exceptional faculty members in a rigorous interdisciplinary program that will lift your career or academic credentials to the next level. 
  • Coursework is designed for professionals who are already established in the workforce and undergraduates who have committed to a career in public affairs.
  • Graduates will be fully prepared to seek positions in the private and public sectors. The MA in Public Affairs is viewed primarily as a terminal degree. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
76 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended, even if you didn’t earn a degree there.
  • Goal statement that describes your career and academic goals.
  • Letters of recommendation, which you can request through your admissions profile.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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