Public Administration, Master | Part time online (optional) | Saint Cloud State University | Saint Cloud, United States
12 months
13123 USD/year
9850 USD/year
6784 USD/year
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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Saint Cloud State University is the professional management practitioner degree for students seeking a career in public service, nonprofit management, or international development to serve the Public Interest. 


Required coursework covers all five substantive areas of public administration: 1) Public Administration Theory, 2) Management, 3) Organization Theory, 4) Public Policy, and 5) Ethics. The program prepares you as a leader and manager in the public, nonprofit, and international sectors.

What you'll learn

In the Public Administration program from Saint Cloud State University you will develop knowledge, skills, and abilities used by public and non-profit managers to formulate, implement, and evaluate policies, projects, and programs that effectively address important challenges within your organization or community. 

You will study a common set of eight core courses and choose four elective courses in your concentration of interest. We offer four concentrations: 1) City and County Leadership and Management, 2) Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 3) International Development Leadership and Management, and 4) a concentration allowing a specialization not covered by the three existing concentrations: Leadership and Management.

Popular Careers

  • City/county manager
  • Management/administrative analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Financial manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Grant writer
  • President/CEO nonprofit organization

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public and Nonprofit Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Public Budgeting and Public Finance
  • Public and Nonprofit Human Resource Management
  • Leadership in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Ethics in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upload unofficial transcripts. 
  • Upload all required documents, including a customized Statement of Intent, Resume of educational and professional skills and experience, writing samples, and other required documents prescribed under program-specific admission policy.
  • Upload your statement of intent, resume, and a writing sample (if required).
  • Applicants may also submit unofficial copies of GRE/GMAT scores, TOEFL/IELTS/PTE and International transcript evaluations (if required) for the review process. 
  • If admitted, you will need to submit official documents before coursework commences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13123 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13123 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9850 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6784 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6784 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Cloud

900 - 1400 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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