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Public Administration, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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As an MPA student, you'll be among your professional peers, discussing a broad range of institutional, legal, policy, and ethical issues in the public and nonprofits sectors. With faculty guiding you through the program and a curriculum that focuses on real-world applications, your next upward career move is only an MPA degree away.

About

Master in public administration (MPA) students are able to establish an enduring professionalism by completing course work that blends theory with practical applications and experience. 

The programme

The MPA program includes a core curriculum combining coursework in basic administrative and leadership skill areas with courses emphasizing the institutional, political, and ethical environments of the public and nonprofit sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public Policy in the American Federal System
  • Purposeful Leadership
  • Budgeting & Human Resource Management
  • Legal & Ethical Environment of Public Service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission; no specific deadlines

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Passport (scan of photo page)
  • Copy of current i-20 and us visa
  • Copy of financial evidence (e.g. Bank statement, sponsor's letter)
  • Course-by-course credential evaluation of undergraduate qualifications from a professional evaluation service
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • Student statement of intent
  • 2 letters of recommendation by an employer or academic source
  • Resume/cv
  • Gre/gmat score if either test has been taken (not required)
  • Certified copy of school completion certificate

Tuition Fee

  • National

    736 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 736 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for 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.

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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