12 months
951 USD/credit 28530 USD/year
951 USD/credit 28530 USD/year
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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Clark Atlanta University is a professional degree. It is designed to prepare preservice students for position in the public sector, nonprofit organizations, and to improve the managerial capabilities of those individuals already employed in the public service and in nonprofit organizations.


About the program

The Master of Public Administration at Clark Atlanta University prepares individuals for employment in all levels of government. The curriculum is designed to accomplish three objectives:

  • It is designed to enhance the student’s values, knowledge, and skills to act ethically and effectively in the management of public and nonprofit organizations. It includes the knowledge of human resources, budgeting and financial processes, and the acquisition of information, including computer literacy and applications;
  • It is designed to develop skills in the application if quantitative and qualitative techniques of analysis in policy and program formulation, implementation, and evaluation; and
  • The curriculum helps students to develop an understanding of the public policy and organizational environment including the political and legal institutions and processes, economic and social institution processes, and organization and management concepts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community and Economic Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Internal Administration and Development Management
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed and signed application.
  • Cashier’s check or money order (made payable to Clark Atlanta University) in the amount of $40. The application fee for an international applicant is $55 U.S. dollars. 
  • An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended. 
  • Three recommendation letters: two from former instructors and one from an employer or supervisor. 
  • Resume, which can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu.
  • A Dean of Students Certification form from the last institution you have attended (this form is only required if you attended an institution within the last two years). 
  • A letter of intent which discusses career goals, reasons for applying to Clark Atlanta University, and qualifications for admission.
  • a 10-page writing sample that demonstrates your academic preparation for graduate studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 951 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 951 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 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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