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Public Administration, M.P.A.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
The Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) 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 UH MPA program focuses on the management side in the public sector. 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.

Accreditation

The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    38 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Admission to the MPA program at the University of Houston requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 (B).

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

    911 USD/credit
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  • National

    389 USD/credit
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  • National: $389.93/SCH
  • International: $911.93/SCH

Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
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Funding

The department has financial assistance in the form of scholarships and assistantships.

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