Public Administration, Master | Saint Peter's University | Jersey City, United States
24 months
845 USD/credit 15210 USD/year
845 USD/credit 15210 USD/year
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The Master of Public Administration program at Saint Peter's University is a great way to prepare for a high impact career doing work about which you are passionate. This 36-credit program is designed for professionals who desire to play a critical role in solving public policy challenges.


You will develop a deep understanding about how policy is made and implemented so that you can effect change. You will learn the language and tools of leadership by gaining familiarity with basic concepts in economics, statistics, and budgeting. You will have a chance to hone your critical thinking, problem solving, writing, and presenting skills. Most importantly, you will grow your network by building relationships with like-minded individuals who are committed to impacting the lives of others for the better.

Program Benefits

Located in Jersey City, Saint Peter's University is an ideal place to study Public Administration because the city is small enough for students to meet and work with leading city and non-profit officials, yet, it is only minutes away from Manhattan’s boundless academic, cultural, and public service institutions.

Students at Saint Peter's University work closely with professors who combine academic expertise with years of professional experience and learn to analyze data, design new initiatives and programs, develop budgets, and manage teams. Our graduates learn to lead individuals, teams, and social change organizations successfully. The MPA program is designed to make graduate education available and accessible.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration and Service
  • Ethics and Society
  • Research and Analytic Methods
  • Public Sector Finance and Budget
  • Management and Conflict Resolution
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Community Organizing and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International applicants must submit their applications and materials at least three months prior to the term in which they intend to start graduate study. 


36 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Earned Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college/university or international equivalent
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official Application (Apply online, download printable version, request application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational/professional goals (500 words).
  • Official undergraduate transcript evidencing an earned Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation required (three letters preferred).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 845 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 845 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Jersey City

1300 - 3200 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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