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Uniquely set in the School of Justice Studies, Roger Williams University’s Public Administration program emphasizes accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation -- values that will define your management career in government or nonprofits.

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Overview

By analyzing public policy, you’ll learn how to bring together diverse groups and find solutions to critical social issues, preparing you to work in a broad range of fields including healthcare, environment, fundraising and homeland security.

The Public Administration program at Roger Williams University prepares students for careers in the education, nonprofit, government, for-profit, private and public sector management or consulting, environmental agencies, healthcare, policy analysis, homeland security and more.

Students tackle critical social issues affecting people around the world as well as close to home and work to find solutions. Courses focus on management areas such as financial administration and organizational management as well as larger concepts like ethics and global awareness. Graduates go on to employment in a broad range of organizations from local municipalities and state agencies to working as government policy analysts and fundraisers.

Employment

  • Director of Emergency Management
  • Director of Statewide Health Alliances, American Heart Association
  • Social Care Coordinator, United Healthcare
  • Mayor, City of Warwick
  • Assistant Commissioner, State Human Resource Department
  • Brown University
  • City of Providence
  • Goverment Relations, RWU
  • COO, YWCA Northern RI

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Public Administration: Legal and Institutional
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Public Policy and Program Evaluation
  • Public Budgeting & Finance
  • Public Personnel Management
  • Intergovernmental Relations  
  • Urban Administration and Management  
  • Ethics in Public Administration  
  • Grant Writing and Management  
  • Computer Applications for Public Managers  
  • Program Evaluation  
  • Lean Management for Public Administration  
  • Special Topics in Public Administration

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended, Online

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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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).
6.5 (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.
85 (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 of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Personal statement (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in Public Administration/Management, career goals, and anticipated contributions to the Master’s Program in Public Administration at Roger Williams University
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school
  • A current resume
  • If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results
  • Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    626 USD/credit
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  • National

    626 USD/credit
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Funding

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