Public Administration with Law

University of La Verne

24 months
780 USD/credit
780 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the University of La Verne prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit administration in local, state, and national government, and strengthens the competences of those currently serving in these fields.


The MPA program offers an innovative and practical curriculum that stresses intellectual and theoretical foundations for professionals preparing to take on socially responsible roles in public leadership and service.

Features and Benefits

Accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, the MPA program is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top graduate public affairs programs in Southern California. Features and benefits of the program include:

  • personal attention, networking, and high levels of interaction among students and faculty;
  • an emphasis on skills development and civic professionalism;
  • relevant core offerings and choice of concentrations;
  • courses focused on active learning, including an elective travel course and applied project opportunities;
  • highly competent, professional faculty dedicated to public service;
  • year-round coursework allows students to begin fall, winter, spring, or summer;
  • full library resources and specialized career development services offered to all students and alumni;
  • tutoring and mentoring offered by the Academic Success Center;
  • financial assistance.

Programme Structure

University of La Verne is here for you with 125 years of successfully advancing careers.

  • Affordable programs with flexible scheduling designed to fit your busy life
  • Expert faculty with real-world experience
  • “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners”—Washington Monthly 2016

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Letters of recommendation attesting to academic/professional competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study.
  • Completed application with non-refundable application fee. Fees submitted from outside the United States must be in international money orders written in US dollars (please ensure the applicant’s name is included on the money order).
  • Statement of Purpose: Provide approximately a 200 word essay outlining goals for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Public Administration with Law
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