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Public Administration

University of Akron

Master
24 months
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802 USD/credit
802 USD/credit
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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.

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Overview

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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications to the master's degree program in Public Administration are accepted on a rolling basis.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

48 alternative credits

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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

Funding

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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