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Public Administration

University of Houston

Master
12 months
Duration
910 USD/credit
910 USD/credit
401 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) at University of Houston provides higher levels of training and education for pre-service and in-service public managers, public policy analysts and public officials to address major public policy issues in a metropolitan scenario.

Overview

The University of Houston Public Administration program focuses on the management side in the public sector. 

Learning outcomes

The total core curriculum consists of eight courses or 26 hours.  Three of the remaining four courses are electives oriented to your specialization. The Capstone Problem Project, PUBL 6325, is the final course. This results in an overall total of 12 courses or 38 hours for the MPA degree. The electives are tailored to the students’ specialty needs. A full time student should be able to complete the coursework in two school years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administrative Theory
  • Fundamentals of policy analysis
  • Public Finance
  • Quantitive Methods
  • Public administration and Policy Implementation
  • Budgeting for Public Agencies
  • Urban Management
  • Decision Science in Public Affairs

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

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.
3

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.
79
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

MPA specific admission requirements:

  • A statement of purpose for pursuing an MPA degree
  • Three letters of reference (there is no specific form)
  • Two hard copies of official transcripts from each university attended
  • A completed application form
  • Official copy of scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    910 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 910 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    910 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 910 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    401 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 401 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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