12 months
29952 USD/year
29952 USD/year
18168 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Administration program at Rutgers University offers evening, on-campus classes. The MPA degree prepares students for management and leadership positions in government, the nonprofit organizations.


About the Program

The Public Administration program at Rutgers University offers small classes, expert advising and mentoring, and the opportunity to work closely with our distinguished faculty.

MPA students with at least a 3.7 GPA are eligible to participate in Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public administration and service. The Rutgers-Camden MPA and EMPA programs in New Jersey are fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The M.P.A. program provides professional competencies in public administration and gives students a broad understanding of both theory and current issues. Students become competent at defining public problems, developing and communicating creative solutions, and implementing ethical and practical courses of action. All M.P.A. students complete a set of core knowledge courses; a set of required and elective courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Educational Supervision of Instruction
  • Public and Nonprofit Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall semester: March 1 for funding consideration


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate school
  • Official transcripts showing all coursework from undergraduate and graduate schools
  • GRE scores. Testing waived for applicants holding a graduate degree, for B.A./M.P.A. applicants, and for applicants with 3+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement regarding the applicant’s personal and professional goals and experience
  • A current resumé

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9084 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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