Public Administration

Sacred Heart University

Master Online
24 months
900 USD/credit
900 USD/credit
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Sacred Heart University is introducing a new, fully-online Public Administration curriculum beginning fall 2020! You’ll become an innovative leader prepared to serve your community, now and in the future.


In the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Sacred Heart University, you will also:

  • Learn to strategically manage resources in public and non-profit organizations
  • Develop an understanding of the public policy process and changing social demographics
  • Harness information technology and apply analytical skills to make decisions informed by data
  • Have the option to complete the program in one year (as a full-time student) or two years (as a part-time student)
  • Apply ethical and legal principles to identify solutions and advance the common good
  • Learn to foster transparency and accountability by communicating key public issues to diverse audiences
  • Complete a capstone project where you will work with a client in a public service or non-profit agency to identify a problem and write a paper addressing the problem
  • Have access to SHU’s Institute for Public Policy for conducting survey research on public policy issues
  • Benefit from a cohort model that creates a strong student support system and future peer network
  • Participate in projects with SHU’s Center for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Complete your studies fully online.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Public Administration  
  • Budgeting for Public Sector and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Human Resource Management for Public and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Strategic Communications 
  • Data Analytics and Information Technology
  • Human diversity and Social Justice
  • Public Policy and Law
  • Capstone Seminar 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis.




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from any field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Personal statement: A one-page statement describing career goals and reasons for interest in the program
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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