Public Administration

Marist College

Master On Campus Online Blended
12 months
850 USD/credit
850 USD/credit
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The Public Administration Master's degree program at Marist College prepares innovative leaders of public and nonprofit organizations with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effectively managing in a diverse, technologically engaged and global society.

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While enrolled in the Master's in Public Administration graduate degree at Marist College  students have the opportunity to concentrate in specific areas of study such as Ethical Leadership, Healthcare Administration, or Public Management. The Marist MPA is offered 100% online and as a hybrid of both online and traditional classes at three locations in New York state: Poughkeepsie, Albany, and Queens (NYC).

Commitment to Excellence

The Marist MPA graduate degree program's commitment to excellence in education is demonstrated through the integration of public administration theories with the practice of management in the public and non-profit sectors. MPA students acquire insight into important content areas of public administration, law, human resources, policy, management, and ethics.

The Master's in Public Administration (MPA) graduate degree emphasizes effective communication, quantitative and qualitative analysis, data-driven decision making, and the use of technology to enhance the leadership in, and management of, public organizations. Courses, grounded in practice, foster critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation, and strategic management.

The Marist master's degree program builds working relationships among Marist MPA faculty, students, alumni, public and non-profit organization leaders, and community partners. Democratic governance principles are explored as students prepare for leadership roles in a society that requires transparency and accountability from public administrators. Professional ideals support the development of work environments that engender integrity, mutual respect, equity, and fairness. 

Ethical values are integrated throughout the curriculum to assure students understand critical issues such as working in a global society, cultural competency, sustainability, digital divides, and diversity in the workforce.


The programme is NASPAA-Accredited.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Internship in Public Administration
  • Public Budgeting
  • Administrative Law
  • Technology Management for Public Managers
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Organizational Theory and Change 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




39 alternative credits



On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts from each college/university attended must be uploaded to the application for admission decision.  Official bachelor’s degree noted transcripts will be required upon acceptance in order to matriculate
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement to include responses to the following:
  • Official GRE score report taken within the last 5 years
  • Nonrefundable $70 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Health Insurance: $3,275


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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