Master On Campus Online

Public Administration

Southern Utah University

12 months
23620 USD/year
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This NASPAA-accredited Public Administration program from Southern Utah University gives students valuable experience in public sector work and can pave the way for municipal, state, and federal employment. 

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Key Features

The Public Administration program from Southern Utah University can be completed on-campus or 100% online.

Career opportunities for individuals with an MPA may include federal/state/local government, higher education administration, HR management, law enforcement administration, management consulting, or non-profit management. 

These career paths provide many substantially different opportunities and can make a difference in local and global communities.

Program Facts

The MPA degree program is housed within the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Southern Utah University. Versatile in its design, students may customize the 36-credit hour program to suit their personal interests and career objectives. The MPA program at SUU currently has approximately 113 students, most of whom complete the MPA degree within two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Program Overview and Theory of Public Administration 
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Administrative Law 
  • Research Methods 
  • Public Human Resources Management 
  • Critical Thinking and Ethics in the Public Sector 
  • Capstone in Public Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SUU Graduate Admissions application
  • Payment of the non-refundable application fee
  • A Letter of Intent written by the applicant
  • A current resume
  • Receipt of three (3) professional references (Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher need only submit a list of references with contact information. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 must submit letters of reference.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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    23620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23620 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cedar City

870 - 1505 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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