Public Administration, Master | Cleveland State University (CSU) | Cleveland, United States
12 months
29026 USD/year
26290 USD/year
15350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Public Administration from Cleveland State University (CSU) is committed to nationally recognized excellence in public administration education, to the development of leadership in the search for solutions to urban problems, and to an enhanced understanding of public policy and public affairs in a global and diverse society.   

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Public Administration from Cleveland State University (CSU) prepares a diverse student body to assume the challenges of public service by providing them with a foundation in general public administration and specialized skills grounded in one of the Program's areas of expertise;


Students enrolled in the MPA program are preparing for leadership and management in government, nonprofit, and public service organizations such as:

  • Federal, state, county and local governments
  • Regional authorities and special districts
  • Nonprofit and volunteer organizations
  • Economic and community development
  • Health and human service organizations
  • Criminal justice agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Public Administration 
  • Applied Quantitative Reasoning
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Public Administration and the Political Process
  • Public Human Resources Management 
  • Ethics in the Public Sector
  • Public Budgeting & Finance
  • Urban Colloquium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application with a $40 non-refundable application fee. Application fees cannot be waived or deferred.
  • Transcripts of academic work and degree certificates from each college/university attended. As a part of your application, you are required to order an evaluation of your foreign education credentials from one of our two approved servicers
  • Proof of having met at least one of the English language proficiency requirements.
  • Successful completion of CSU's IELP (Intensive English Language Program) Advanced Level
  • Completion of English language studies (Level 112) from any ELS Language Center
  • Official score report of the GRE, GMAT, or MAT if required by your department. The academic program has the option of requiring additional test requirements from applicants.
  • Letters of recommendation are required for most programs, but not all. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14513 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13145 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7675 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Cleveland

980 - 1620 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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