24 months
759 USD/credit 13662 USD/year
759 USD/credit 13662 USD/year
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Public Administration from National Louis University will provide you with a solid foundation in both academic theory and practical methodology. 

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You'll learn how to review, analyze, shape and administer programs and policies in local, state and federal governments, as well as non-profit organizations and private sector businesses.

Choose Public Administration from National Louis University  if you:

  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Desire to enhance the capacity of communities and advocate for change
  • Want to pursue a degree within a public, non-profit, healthcare, educational or public safety agency
  • Aspire to become a policymaker, public administrator or community advocate
  • Aim to specialize in Health Services Administration, Global Social Policy or Public Service Administration
  • Seek small class sizes that ensure collaboration with classmates and individual interaction with professors


There is increasing demand within the public sector for professionals who can evaluate and administer public policy. An understanding of the role of government and the interface between the private and public sectors is also essential for those who see their future employment in the private sector.

Professionals in these fields plan for and lead change. They are involved in analysis, preparation of recommendations and implementation of policies and programs that affect public services and the quality of community life. Master of Public Administration graduates can pursue a career in areas such as:

  • Education
  • Local government or regional issues
  • Human services/social services
  • Health
  • Community or economic development
  • Environmental issues and natural resources
  • Infrastructure, transportation, utilities
  • Security, military, law enforcement, or corrections

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Public and Nonprofit Human Resource Management 
  • Seminar in Program Evaluation 
  • Public Policy Analysis 
  • Leadership of Public and Nonprofit Organizations 
  • Administrative Law and Ethics 
  • Public Finance and Budgeting 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Procedures and requirements are specific to each program. Admission to study in one program does not ensure admission to all programs. 
  • The decision to deny admission cannot be appealed. It is your responsibility to be aware of the policies and requirements of National Louis University as stated in the University catalog. 
  • National Louis University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement, including fees, at any time, with or without notice. 
  • National Louis University admits students to all programs and activities and administers all educational, employment, and other policies without discrimination because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, military status or marital status. It is expected by the University that all information which is material to the admissions process be accurate and true to the best of the student’s or prospective student’s knowledge. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 759 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 759 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

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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