Local Government Management, Master | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
24 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With a concentration in Local Government Management at Indiana University Bloomington, you’ll understand the unique challenges facing cities and population centers—and how to address them with creativity, integrity, and professionalism.


At this Local Government Management program, you’ll be able to make substantive improvements at the local level, bringing solutions to where people live.

You’ll build a broad set of skills, including delivery of urban services, policy issues and analysis, management skills, effective communication, values and ethics. Specific topics include human resources management, planning, labor relations, government finance, and operations management.

Our Mission

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs from the Indiana University Bloomington works to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. We promote sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. We give our students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.


The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Public Management 
  • Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making 
  • Public Management Economics 
  • Law and Public Affairs
  • Public Human Resources Management
  • Local Government Management 
  • Management of Local Government Services 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE or GMAT Scores (Optional)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 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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