Public Administration, Master | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The University of Kansas Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students for careers in public service, including at all levels of government, non-profit organizations, and public service-oriented private organizations


Our Master of Public Administration program at University of Kansas employs a unique combination of theoretically grounded coursework and practical application.  It is recognized with multiple top rankings by U.S. News and World Report, including a long-standing #1 ranking in local government management. 

Broadly speaking, our MPA program is designed to enable students to explore diverse problems in a diverse world.  It focuses on building students' skills and knowledge in:

  • leadership 
  • human resource management 
  • stakeholder engagement 
  • effective public service delivery 
  • budgeting and resource allocation
  • policy design, implementation, and analysis  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • PUAD 824 Creating Good Public Policy
  • Managing Public Money
  • Data Driven Decision-Making
  • Context, Ethics and Legal Environment of Public Administration
  • Managing Public Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required for admission. However, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 can be considered for provisional admission if academic deficiencies are addressed in the personal statement.
  • Official transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Writing Sample
  • City Management Fellowship essay (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume

Tuition Fee

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    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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