Public Administration MPA Degree - Online
Department of Social Sciences
Dr. Richard Helfers
Delivery Method: 100% online (This program is not available to F-1 students)
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Arts and Sciences
Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state online enrollment is $16,164. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.
Scholarships/Financial Support Available: Yes
Test Score Required: Three years of full-time employment in a public or non-profit organization is required. A curriculum vita should be submitted to document employment in a public or non-profit organization. A satisfactory score on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be substituted for the employment requirement in the Generalist track.
GPA: A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale on the last 60 hours of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework. Candidates with advanced degrees will be given preference.
A course in research methods is recommended before admission to this track.
Letter of Interest: Yes; interview may be required.
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes - to document work experience.
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.
Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for those who hold a master of public administration degree will be strong, particularly if graduates have work experience in health care and demonstrated business management skills. Competition will be intense for top managerial positions which typically offer high salaries and job prestige. For more, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Medical and Health Services Managers.
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