Master On Campus

Public Administration

University of La Verne

18 months
825 USD/credit
825 USD/credit
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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 Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the University of La Verne 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.

Key facts:

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

Courses include:

  • Public Administration and Society 
  • Public Management and Leadership 
  • Organizational Theory and Development 
  • Policy Formation 
  • Budgeting and Fiscal Management 
  • Ethics in Administration 
  • Legal Environment of Public Administration 
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Management 
  • Graduate Seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Recommended: application to be submitted at least one month prior to the semester/term you wish to begin (international students: at least two months)


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. (Doctoral programs may also require a master’s degree.) Students whose degrees were completed at foreign universities must submit notarized translations into English where appropriate. Such students may be required to have their degrees evaluated by a La Verne-approved evaluation service to determine equivalency to a bachelor’s degree from the United States. There is a fee for this service.
  • A preferred GPA of 2.5 or above for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study, and a GPA of 3.0 for any graduate work.
  • Letters of recommendation attesting to academic/professional competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 825 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 825 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for La Verne

1100 - 1600 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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