Master On Campus

Public Administration

Savannah State University

12 months
726 USD/credit 26136 USD/year
726 USD/credit 26136 USD/year
196 USD/credit 7056 USD/year
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Nationally accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the Public Administration program of Savannah State University trains individuals to assume management and leadership positions in the public and nonprofit sectors in Coastal Georgia and beyond.


Practitioners and pre-service students develop skills essential to successful public service careers. Our diverse student body is engaged in learning, community service, and research.

Like most professional degrees, earning the MPA degree can lead to successful careers in a wide variety of fields. Graduates of the Public Administration program of Savannah State University work in national, state and local government agencies; national, regional and local nonprofit organizations; international non-governmental organizations and more.

The MPA program seeks to:

  • Prepare public managers to assume management and leadership positions in a variety of organizational settings in Coastal Georgia and beyond;
  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities identified as important to job entry and career advancement;
  • Help students develop and apply general public management knowledge and skills in solving problems typically faced by managers in the public and nonprofit sectors;
  • Encourage students to demonstrate commitment to public service through such opportunities as internships, organized projects, and community involvement; and,
  • Graduate students who have developed the knowledge, skills, and abilities to act ethically and effectively as public administrators who will lead and manage in public governance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History, Scope, and Practice of Public Administration 
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior 
  • Management of Human Resources in the Public Sector 
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Statistical Applications for Public Administrators
  • Research Methods in Public Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MPA program applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and show promise of high quality work on the graduate level. 
  • While there is no specific undergraduate course of study for admission, students must meet the prerequisites for courses in American National Government and Statistics. 
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores
  • Three professional recommendation letters
  • Essay (500-1,000 words) detailing reasons for pursuing the MPA degree
  • SSU graduate program application
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended (undergraduate and graduate)
  • A one-page resume
  • An in-person interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 196 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Savannah

900 - 1510 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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