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Public Administration

Saint Peter's University

24 months
1177 USD/credit 21186 USD/year
1177 USD/credit 21186 USD/year
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The Master of Public Administration program at Saint Peter's University prepares you for a rewarding, high impact career in government, nonprofit organizations, international institutions and private sector businesses that are dedicated to the public good. 


Key Features

Learn the management and leadership skills necessary to design and implement real world solutions to the problems that matter most.

Today’s public and nonprofit leaders require an increasingly sophisticated set of skills and expertise to respond to the opportunities and challenges associated with globalization, income inequality, technological advances, and the public sector’s shifting role. Learn to analyze data, design new initiatives and programs, develop budgets, manage teams, and lead complex organizations.

Learning Goals

A Public Administration program at Saint Peter's University is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills required of successful public servants, non-profit workers, and private sector employees working towards the public good.  The program will foster an environment of analysis and critique, while formulating solutions to issues addressed by public servants across all areas of nonprofit, volunteer, private business, and government service.

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze the historical and current background of needs, in order to develop programs that can best serve the communities addressed.
  • Synthesize financial data, in order to create budgets, and analyze expenditures for programs.
  • Analyze the current issues and trends in the areas of public administration.
  • Analyze legal issues related to public administration.
  • Develop a highly ethical, socially responsible, approach to public administration
  • Synthesize the complexities of funding of organizations through public and private sources
  • Explain the differences in administration of public and non-profit agencies
  • Develop and assess policies effectively
  • Utilize data to analyze trends in public administration and develop programs for social betterment
  • Use appropriate research methods and statistics for understanding current data based decisions as well as developing appropriate models for the future
  • Utilize knowledge of grant and evaluation process to obtain the ability to secure public and private funding, maintain sustainability after funding period, and disseminate projects demonstrated to be successful
  • Demonstrate leadership skills needed for resolving conflict, motivating individuals and groups, and manage issues related to human resources
  • Incorporate a pluralistic lens to the study of public administration
  • Apply concepts of social justice to the practice of public administration
  • Apply the change process to enable public and private institutions to be more active and effective in equitable service to broader populations
  • Use technology effectively for the administration of programs and management of personnel
  • Apply knowledge of political, cultural, and historical environment as well as financial data to public administration and policy development

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


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university or international equivalent. Transcripts must be sent directly from your secondary school, university or an EducationUSA advisor.
  • Academic transcripts with English Translation from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Proof of English proficiency (one of the following scores must be sent directly from testing agency).
  • Personal statement (500) words or more.
  • 2–3 recommendation letters.
  • Résumé. Additional criteria may be required depending on program/degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1177 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1177 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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