12 months
671 USD/credit 24156 USD/year
671 USD/credit 24156 USD/year
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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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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.


  • 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 include:

  • 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  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Preferred Application Deadline:August 1 for Fall, December 15 for Spring, April 15 for Summer


36 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

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  • International

    24156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

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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