2 years
Aug Jan
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 27,048
Foreign students
USD 27,048
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Political Science Program in the College of Business and Social Sciences offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree for those interested in public management and service. The MPA curriculum prepares students for careers in the public sector and offers those already in public service the opportunity to enhance and hone their competencies. Utilizing a cohort model, this MPA is specifically geared towards busy professionals. Potential students include public service professionals interested in enhancing their credentials, those seeking a career change and recent college graduates. 

Entry Requirements

Students admitted to the program must have:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70
  • Standardized test scores from exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MAT) completed no more than seven years prior to the application submission to the program
  • The candidates who earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to waive the standardized test requirement
  • Candidates who have experience working as a manager or an administrator of a company or government agency can request to waive the standardized test requirement
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Demonstrate knowledge of American Government 
  • At least one course in statistics or research methodology

​English Language Requirement:

  • All candidates for whom English is not their native language must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS Exam. On the TOEFL, a minimum of score 500 (paper-based exam), 173 (computer-based), or a 61 (Internet-based) is required. On the IELTS, a minimum score of a 6 is required. These candidates may choose to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Graduates of English speaking universities will have TOEFL requirements waived  Applicants can be granted conditional admission