1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 8,700
Foreign students
USD 8,700
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program resides in Cheyney University’s School of Arts & Sciences, and is administered by the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences in cooperation with the Dean of Graduate Studies. Classes are held evenings and Saturdays and are taught at the Cheyney University Urban Center at 8th and Market Streets in Philadelphia.

The MPA program at Cheyney is intended to offer maximum flexibility for a diverse body of students – some of whom may have just completed the Bachelor’s degree, others of whom may be experienced professionals seeking to enhance their skills. Courses may be offered in the traditional 15 week semester format, the accelerated 7½ week semester format, and also during the Summer semesters. Plans are also in place to offer some, or all, of the courses online. With this flexibility, it may be possible to acquire the MPA within 1 year, although for most students it will be more practical to get the degree in 1½ to 2 years. A full course load for graduate studies at Cheyney University is 9 credit hours per semester.

Entry Requirements

  1. Bachelor‘s degree (or higher), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  2. GRE Scores must be submitted to Admissions office
  3. A written essay to be evaluated by a committee of graduate faculty.
  4. 3 letters of recommendation must be submitted to admissions office