Primarily administered by core political science faculty members in our College of Arts and Sciences, the Master of Public Administration curriculum is designed to produce broadly trained public servants with a passion for the public good. Through our teaching, research, service activities and other initiatives, our goal is to improve the understanding and practice of public affairs in our state, the nation and across borders.
On average, slightly more than half of our students are already employed, and our internship program prepares the other half of our students for rewarding careers in public service. For more specialized professional training in your area of interest, we also offer dual degree programs with law and with public health.
The MPA/MSW Mission
The mission of the Public Administration and Social Work MPA/MSW program offered at University of South Carolina is to provide an education that imparts the managerial and analytical skills necessary for students to ethically and effectively serve the public interest in increasingly diverse societies; and to improve the understanding and practice of public affairs through our research, teaching and service.
- Human Behavior and the Social Environment
- Diversity and Social Justice Issues for Social Work Practice
- Perspectives on Public Administration
- Human Resources Administration in Government
- Public Data Analysis
- Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
DisciplinesSocial Work Public Administration Public Policy View 514 other Masters in Social Work in United States
- Submit a separate application to each program. Each program will make its own admissions decision. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee acceptance in the other.
- Official Transcripts
- Official GRE Score
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Personal Statement
International33928 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 36 months.
National33928 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 36 months.
In-State12688 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Columbia
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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