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Public Administration

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
Duration
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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About

The Public Administration M.P.A. program at the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University equips students with skills in public management and policy analysis. Our graduates pursue careers at nonprofits and federal, state and local governments, as well as for-profit organizations that cooperate with the public sector.

Overview

With flexible evening and online courses, the majority of our Public Administration students are full-time working professionals. However, we also welcome full-time pre-service professionals with a demonstrated interest in public service.

The 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings show the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University rose to No. 35 in the nation among public affairs graduate schools (up from No. 38 in 2022). The Wilder School’s public management and leadership program also climbed to No. 29 (rising from No. 34 in 2022) in the report’s specialty program rankings.

Mission

The mission of the Public Administration M.P.A. program from Virginia Commonwealth University is to develop creative, principled leaders who understand the demands placed upon local, national and global public and nonprofit institutions, and are equipped with skills in program management and policy analysis. Applying theory and practice, the program addresses complex social problems while advancing collaborative, effective, equitable and ethical democratic governance.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Public Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management in Government
  • Principles of Public Administration
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Seminar in Public Administration: Integration of Theory and Practice (capstone)

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH
  • 36-39

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, selection is made on the basis of prior academic performance, professional accomplishments and other indicators of the ability to pursue graduate studies and a professional career in public management successfully. 
  • Specifically, the application for admission requires a transcript documenting the completion of a bachelor’s degree, three letters of reference (including both academic and professional references if possible), and a current resume. In addition, applicants must have taken an undergraduate math course (algebra, statistics or finite mathematics) and passed with a minimum grade of C.
  • No applicant will be considered for admission to the M.P.A. program within two years of having been terminated from the program or of having been rejected for admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
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  • National

    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Funding

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