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Master of Public Administration - Natural Resource Policy, M.P.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Natural Resource Policy concentration addresses the need and strong demand for professional management training in Alaskan natural resources and environmental management issues. 
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Overview

The mission of the UAS Graduate Studies Program is to help students develop intellectual breadth and the specialized training necessary for careers in teaching, administration and public policy.

The problems facing Alaska and the Nation require both knowledge and new ways of using knowledge to meet current challenges. The graduate programs at UAS consist of discipline specific course sequences, seminars, independent studies, and research investigations differing significantly from the undergraduate experience. 

The master program in public administration provides a strong interdisciplinary context in which to pursue the study of policy formation, implementation, and administration.  

Alaska with it abundance of natural resources and concomitant management issues are uniquely Alaskan as addressed in the State Constitution need unique management solutions which this concentration provides. This program also supports and builds upon UAS’ strong undergraduate natural science and in particular the Environmental Studies program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Natural Resource Policy 
  • Local and Global Sustainability 
  • Sustainable Energy and Environment 
  • Adaptive Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Mandatory advising with the M.P.A. director
  • A completed online application 
  • $60 application fee
  • Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree sent directly to UAS
  • Professional resume or vita
  • Two page (approximately 1,000 words) statement of professional objectives describing past public and non-profit experiences, outlining professional goals and stating how the M.P.A. program will help achieve your professional objectives
  • Three recommendations addressing professional dispositions on special forms provided by the UAS M.P.A. program

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    34272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17136 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8388 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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