24 months
1866 USD/credit 36387 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 36387 USD/year
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Public Administration from American University Washington DC delves into the prime components of leadership in public and nonprofit organizations, the realm of public policy, and the analysis of issues critical to public administration today.


Public Administration from American University Washington DC offers concentrations in:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • International Management
  • Public Management
  • State & Local Administration
  • Public Financial Management
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Policy
  • Applied Politics


Our program aims to prepare students to lead with distinction in programs that serve the public good, both in the U.S. and abroad.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration and Policy Process
  • Policy Process
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Managers
  • Public Managerial Economics 
  • Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Financing Government Services
  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Policy Analysis and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

After the posted deadlines, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the respective term or degree program is full. 


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Applicant's academic record, 
  • Two letters of recommendation, 
  • Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), 
  • Essay written by the applicant on his or her background and career interests. 
  • Applicants may substitute test scores from similar tests, such as the GMAT or LSAT, for the GRE where appropriate.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36387 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    36387 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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