Public Administration - Executive

Arizona State University

Master Online
19 months
11820 USD/year
11820 USD/year
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The Public Administration - Executive is a 19-month, online graduate degree program from Arizona State University which also features three-day face-to-face executive sessions in both Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The program is a collaboration between the School of Public Affairs and the McCain Institute for International Leadership.


The Public Administration - Executive program from Arizona State University is designed for public sector leaders throughout the world. Students participate in the program as part of a learning cohort, and the one-course-at-a-time online structure enables them to maintain a work and life balance as they immerse in each topic. The learning experience begins with an orientation and executive session in Phoenix. Approximately one year later, the class reconvenes in Washington, D.C., for a second executive session. The executive master's degree program ends in Phoenix, where students present their applied projects.

The ASU Executive Master of Public Administration program enables students to expand the breadth and depth of their professional network. The online curriculum attracts a more geographically diverse pool of applicants from around the world. The executive sessions in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., further enable students to develop deeper relationships with their classmates.

Executive Master of Public Administration students are selected based on their ability to demonstrate the value they would add to the learning experience of the entire class, and a new cohort begins each year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics of Public Policy
  • Negotiating in a Global Context 
  • Organization Behavior
  • Diversity, Ethics, and Leading Public Change
  • E-Public Administration
  • Strategic Planning for Public Sector Leaders
  • Data Analytics for the Public Good
  • Federal Budgeting and Tax Policy
  • Global Public Policy 
  • Leadership in Public Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 19 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



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.

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

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • resume
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11820 USD per year and a duration of 19 months.
  • National

    11820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11820 USD per year and a duration of 19 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Public Administration - Executive
Arizona State University