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Public Administration, M.P.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #753 (BCR) , OH,
The Master of Public Administration is a 48 credit hour degree that prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit management. The program requires students to take 10 core courses (30 credit hours), five electives (15 credit hours), and an internship (3 credit hours). Specializations are offered in emergency management, nonprofit management, evaluation, and urban management.

About

The focus of the program is on student practitioners with a minimum of ten years professional administrative and managerial experience. This curriculum is offered to students organized as a cohort. 

A cohort begins only when there are sufficient students in the cohort to justify the use of resources for the degree (typically 20 students). Once the cohort is formed the courses are offered in a specific sequence and in a format which is designed to reflect the ongoing work demands of the students in the cohort. 

The classes are not offered in the same format as traditional courses, but, rather, rely upon weekend, web-based, and web-enhanced courses. The cohort moves through the sequence as a group.

Programme Structure

  • The program requires students to take 10 core courses (30 credit hours), five electives (15 credit hours), and an internship (3 credit hours). Specializations are offered in emergency management, nonprofit management, evaluation, and urban management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applications to the master's degree program in Public Administration are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 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

  • One page personal essay explaining reasons for pursuing the degree program
  • Resume
  • GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT (if undergraduate cumulative grade point average is below 3.0)
  • Three letters of recommendation (required only if applying for a graduate assistantship)

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        802 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 802 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      • National

        802 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 802 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      • In-State

        461 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 461 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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      Living costs for Akron

      • 890 - 1300 USD/month
        Living Costs

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

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