Public Administration, Master | Online (optional) | University of La Verne | La Verne, United States
15 months
850 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
850 USD/credit 26520 USD/year
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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.


About Public Administration at University of La Verne

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
    • 15 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 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 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
  • 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Additional Requirements per Program
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 15 months.
  • National

    26520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 15 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.


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