12 months
670 USD/credit 24120 USD/year
670 USD/credit 24120 USD/year
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The Public Administration program from Gannon University focuses on the delivery of public goods and services, the implementation of public policy, and the execution of laws and rules. Its studies, however, are much broader to include the functioning and leading of large and complex organizations.


The Public Administration program from Gannon University educates socially responsible world citizens through civic and community engagement and innovation and develops a worldview by infusing international perspectives and activities into the curriculum. The program is dedicated to emphasizing public service values such as public interest, efficiency, effectiveness, democratic representation and participation, equity, diversity, sustainability, and accountability.

Administrative Outcomes

Upon completion of this track, students should be able to:
  • understand accounting, financial management, marketing
  • understand quantitative analysis
  • analyze financial data and prepare operating budgets
  • collect data, understand statistical methodology, and analyze statistical data
  • evaluate the effectiveness of on-going programs
  • understand the concepts underlying the use of scarce resources

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administrative Ethics
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration
  • Public Budgeting Systems
  • Public Organizations and Management
  • The Public Policy Cycles
  • Research in Public Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university
  • A completed application for admission
  • Transcripts from all prior institutions attended
  • TOEFL scores if English is not a first language
  • GRE scores (this requirement is waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher) or
  • Students may also be offered “Provisional Acceptance” if their GPA is a minimum of 2.7.  Provisional acceptance requires students to earn a minimum of a 3.0 average in the first three Core classes completed in the program within two consecutive semesters. 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Erie

1000 - 1500 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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