24 months
23390 USD/year
17542 USD/year
11695 USD/year
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Establish credentials as a public policy leader with a degree from a top institution, a Public Administration program from University of North Dakota.


Governments and nonprofit organizations face a host of complex policy and management challenges. Graduates of UND's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program learn to navigate those. Because each class is available on campus or online, you'll be able to study while keeping your current job.

Why Earn a Master's in Public Administration at University of North Dakota?

UND's M.P.A. program is offered either in person or online. Whether you attend on campus or stream your class via the Internet, you'll interact with faculty members and other students. That flexibility means you can earn a top-ranked degree no matter where you live, and pay in-state tuition. While the M.P.A. degree is similar, in some respects, to a M.B.A, it specifically prepares you to address the strategic challenges facing government and non-profit organizations. You'll confront issues such as ethics, management, leadership and other topics specific to public policy.

In additional to the general track, our flexible curriculum offers defined tracks in health administration and social entrepreneurship. If you aren't ready to commit to a full master's program, consider a graduate certificate in Policy Analysis, Public Administration or Social Entrepreneurship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration
  • Administrative Internship
  • Independent Study
  • Government & Business
  • Legislative & Executive Processes
  • Public Policy
  • Administrative Ethics in the Public Sector
  • Problems in State & Local Government

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A=4.00).
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores submitted for review. The GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of the MPA Program Director in accordance with program criteria. The decision of the MPA Program Director is final. 
  • Twenty credit hours in the social sciences, business administration, and related fields.
  • Students who do not meet requirements, 5 and 6, will be given the opportunity to fulfill them.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23390 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17542 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11695 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11695 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 14,852.88 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 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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