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Public Management, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (QS) , DC, | Online
The Master of Arts in Public Management combines rigorous academics and strategic skills, challenging students to apply the latest theory, scientific findings, and new management methods to help solve real-world governance and policy issues.

About

At a time when governments and nonprofits at all levels are expected to do more with less, good management is essential. The Johns Hopkins MA in Public Management will empower you to be strategic, but will also provide you with the fundamentals of public management: policy analysis and evaluation, financial management, economics and fiscal policy, and public policy and administration.

This innovative degree recognizes that governmental and nonprofit sectors share common ground—and common goals. The MA in Public Management prepares emerging leaders like you to face those complex challenges.

We designed the curriculum for working professionals in the government and nonprofit sector, allowing you to take courses at a full- or part-time pace. For the degree, you’ll complete 12 courses, including a capstone project that gives you a chance to address a practical, real world challenge using the skills and knowledge you’ve gained throughout your studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public Policy Evaluation and the Policy Process
  • Financial Management and Analysis in the Public Sector or  Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits
  • Economics for Public Decision Making
  • Proseminar: Essentials of Public and Private Management or Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
      Students have 5 years to complete the degree.
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Upload the following required materials to the Online Application: 500-word Statement of Purpose, Resume, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample of two to five pages that is policy oriented. 
  • Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials (listed above).
  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application. 
  • Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only.
  • If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. 
  • If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3897 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3897 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3897 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3897 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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