12 months
2658 USD/year
2658 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at West Chester University provides high-quality, accessible, flexible, and afordable education for a diverse group of emerging and existing public service leaders. Students train to manage and lead across industries, including the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. 


West Chester University’s Public Administration program includes areas of concentration in public management and nonprofit administration. In addition, graduate certificates may be paired with the master’s program and are available in healthcare administration, human resource management, industrial/organizational psychology, sport management and athletics, urban and regional planning, and more. 


  • Program flexibility: in-class, online, or teleconference
  • NASPAA-accredited
  • Graduate Assistantships and grants available
  • Faculty who are also practitioners
  • Internship opportunities
  • 18% projected industry growth through 2026 (according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Analysis and Decision Making 
  • Public Budgeting & Finance
  • Public Human Resource Management
  • Public Sector Organization Theory
  • Public Policy and Administration Internship
  • Professional Seminar in Public Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form submitted online.
  • Transcript from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree. You will be notified if you need to submit transcripts from other colleges/universities you attended but did not earn a degree. If applying to a doctoral program you will need to submit the transcript from the college/university where you earned your master's degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation for degree and certificate programs. 
  • A written statement of your professional goals. The quality of your statement is of critical importance to the success of your application for admission. Several programs have specific requirements for the essay.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Chester

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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