Public Administration, Master | Rutgers University | Newark, United States
12 months
31488 USD/year
31488 USD/year
18720 USD/year
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Designed for pre-career and in-career students, the Public Administration program of Rutgers University provides professional competencies in public administration and management and gives students a broad understanding of the field and its relevant issues.


Students in the Public Administration program of Rutgers University become competent at defining pu­­­blic problems, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, developing and communicating creative solutions, and implementing ethical and practical courses of action.

MPA Core Curriculum Areas of Study

  • Foundational: Provides understanding of public administration contexts and key professional competencies for public and nonprofit sectors
  • Analytical: Examines quantitative and qualitative data methods and research design
  • Managerial: Provides foundations in organization and human resources management
  • Financial: Examines financial contexts and budgeting skills
  • Applications: Provides students with the opportunity to utilize what they have learned in the program via a real world capstone project

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology and Public Administration
  • Economics for Public Administration
  • Administrative Ethics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Applied Research Design
  • Managing Public Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher education
  • Online Application – all applications are completed online, via Rutgers University Graduate Admissions
  • Resume or CV
  • Official Transcripts – showing all undergraduate and graduate work from each post-high school institution attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement – two to three pages explaining “Why You are Pursuing an MPA Degree”
  • $70 Application Fee – payable to Rutgers University
  • GRE and TOEFL Scores – if applicable

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15744 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    31488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15744 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9360 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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