MPA On Campus

Public Administration

Jacksonville State University

12 months
800 USD/credit 31200 USD/year
800 USD/credit 31200 USD/year
400 USD/credit 15600 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.


  • Administrative Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Political Science

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:

  • Public Administration
  • The Analysis of Policy
  • Research Methods in Public Administration
  • Administrative Leadership and Ethics
  • Inter-governmental Relations
  • Administrative Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH

39-40 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • Only applicants who do not meet the criteria for unconditional admission and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 must submit test scores for the GRE, MAT, or GMAT to be considered for conditional admission.
  • Three Graduate Reference Forms completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant’s potential for success in graduate coursework. 
  • A statement of purpose/interest that shows why the MPA degree is important to the applicant, what the applicant will bring to the program, and how the degree will benefit the applicant’s career aspirations.
  • A professional resume, including academic history, employment, and voluntary/community work.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 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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