12 months
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6520 USD/year
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5520 USD/year
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About

The Public Policy and Administration program from Jackson State University is designed to provide practical career-oriented training for persons seeking public service careers or for persons already employed in the many branches of public service. 

Overview

Key facts

The curriculum is designed to equip students with the necessary skills of contemporary public management as well as to give them a broad understanding of the role of administration in the decision making process.

MPPA Mission Statement

The Public Policy and Administration program from Jackson State University seeks to prepare students for significant professional and managerial positions in the public and non-profit sectors.  The curriculum is designed to equip students with the necessary skills of contemporary public management, provide a broad understanding of the role of administration in the policy process, and provide a sound foundation in ethics.  Thus, our MPPA program seeks to:
  • Provide a cadre of highly trained individuals who are committed to the notion of public service in a variety of organizational settings;
  • Develop advanced educational opportunities for students of public administration in an urban environment where a multiplicity of governmental opportunities, interactions and practices can be observed;
  • Fill the need for public, quasi-governmental, and non-profit high-level executive management which exists in the State of Mississippi, the nation, and the world, particularly as this need relates to minorities and women; and
  • Serve as a resource to the greater community.

Accreditation

The Master of Public Policy and Public Administration Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problems of County Administration
  • Problems of State Administration
  • Urban Politics and Policy Making
  • Community Political Processes 
  • State and Local Government Finance
  • Seminar in Public Policy Analysis 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

42 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission. Click here to access the Graduate School Application.
  • Out-of-state and International applicants must submit a $25.00 application fee. Applications will not be processed without payment of the application fee. Payment is made by  using a credit/debit card at the time of application.  Application payments are processed as part of the application.
  • A satisfactory TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS score 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3260 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    6520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3260 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2760 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Jackson

1080 - 1645 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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