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MPA/MSW On Campus

Public Administration and Social Work

36 months
Duration
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
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About

Public service is a noble calling, and the Public Administration and Social Work MPA/MSW program offered at University of South Carolina prepares you with the managerial and analytical skills you need to ethically and effectively serve an increasingly diverse public in government agencies, nonprofit groups or other public affairs organizations.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

99 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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