12 months
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
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For public service minded professionals, the Public Administration program at Syracuse University will prepare you to lead public, private and non-profit organizations aimed at improving the lives of those around you.


Key Facts

The Master of Public Administration M.P.A. degree emphasizes professional education for future public service leaders. The degree responds to the needs of tomorrow’s managers and policy analysts by offering a variety of fields in which a student can gain substantive focus while obtaining training in public administration and policy.

Students have access to Syracuse University’s graduate courses as well as those at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Working with faculty and advisors, students have ample opportunity to create an individualized appropriate programs of study.

Programme Structure

Maxwell MPA Program Core Courses:

  • Public Affairs Colloquium
  • Public Budgeting
  • Public Administration and Democracy
  • Public Organizations and Management
  • Economics for Public Decisions
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • MPA Workshop
  • Executive Leadership and Policy Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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Student insurance

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  • 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 strong candidate will have:
  • a public service ethos and appreciation of the Maxwell School mission to prepare graduates to contribute to the public good in all levels of government, nonprofits/NGOs and the private sector;
  • relevant internships or post-undergraduate work experience;
  • strong undergraduate coursework in economics and other social science disciplines and;
  • a clear understanding of their career goals as they relate to this field of study.
  • Maxwell reads applications holistically. This means that each element of the application is factored into the admission process.
  • GPA
  • There are no strict cutoffs or minimums or maximums when it comes to GPA. However, on average, our students have a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • GRE
  • The GRE is not required for admission to any of our department’s graduate programs; however, it is strongly encouraged for the M.P.A. Applicants must demonstrate adequate quantitative, analytic and writing aptitude to be admitted. 

Tuition Fee

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    32436 USD/year
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  • National

    32436 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    32436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 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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