Public Administration

Kent State University

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12 months
21952 USD/year
21952 USD/year
11766 USD/year
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The Master of Public Administration degree in Public Administration offered at the Kent State University is designed for students wishing to become policy analysts, managers and executives within public and nonprofit organizations. 


The Public Administration program from the Kent State University 

The curriculum provides students with a broad foundation in public and nonprofit management, including the scope and history of public administration, administrative theory, ethical behavior in public management, public financial management, program evaluation, methods, personnel management and information technology management.

The M.P.A. degree can be completed in two years by taking two courses each term, including summers. Courses are offered in an asynchronous online format in back-to-back seven-week sessions. Courses utilize a mix of web-based instruction supported by audio and video technologies direct to the respective student's home.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate Introduction To Public Administration
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Public Budgeting And Financial Management
  • Program Evaluation 
  • Methods In Public Administration
  • Public Sector Information Technology Management
  • Internship In Public Administration
  • Personal Accountability In The Public Service
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Strategic Planning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline- At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale1 for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE, LSAT, MCAT or GMAT scores2  (Effective Spring 2020, GRE scores will no longer be required)
  • Goal statement
  • Current résumé
  • Writing sample (single-authored paper or manuscript completed in undergraduate or graduate school that exemplifies the applicant's critical thinking skills)
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or individuals familiar with the applicant's ability to do graduate-level work
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11766 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Updated over a year ago

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