Master On Campus

Public Administration

Jacksonville State University

12 months
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
400 USD/credit 12000 USD/year
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The Public Administration degree at Jacksonville State University prepares you to start a career or career advancement in the public and non-profit sector.


At the Public Administration program offered by Jacksonville State University you can choose from 5 concentration areas to ensure that your career is the focus of this degree.  You will be prepared in the foundational aspects of public administration and learn the skills needed to become a leader in your chosen career field.

Top Three Reasons

NASPAA Accreditation:  The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) ensures the quality of our program.  Our program meets the same accreditation standards as many larger schools, but with more student-teacher interaction.  Our low student to teacher ratio ensures that you will get the highest quality courses taught by qualified area subject experts in a much more conducive environment.

Choice of concentrations:  The MPA degree at JSU offers you 5 different concentration areas.  This allows you to focus your career to what you want to do in the public sector.  We offer concentrations in Administrative Management, Criminal Justice, Education, Emergency Management and Political Science. 

Convenient Course Offerings: Whether you are wanting to take classes on campus or on-line, our program can meet your needs.  No matter how you choose to take your classes, the quality of instruction meets NASPAA standards.  We understand that many students have fulltime careers already and want the MPA to advance in their career.  We offer night courses, hybrid courses (partially on campus and partially online) and 100% online courses. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to State and Local Government
  • Honors Introduction to American Government
  • Introduction to the Law
  • Politics and Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Complete the JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  • Pay the non-refundable $35 application processing fee.
  • Send official transcripts from all colleges/universities with degrees posted to Graduate Admissions
  • Detailed course description and/or syllabus for each courses/subjects completed in Bachelor's degree program when requested by the concerned graduate department.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of financial document (financial statement and letter) stating a balance of at least $30,500.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 400 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Jacksonville

850 - 1300 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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Updated over a year ago

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