Public Administration - M.P.A. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science
302 Bowman Hall
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) is designed for students wishing to become policy analysts, managers and executives within public and nonprofit organizations. The degree is offered fully online. Each online course utilizes a mix of web-based instruction supported by audio and video technologies direct to the respective student's home.
Official transcript(s), 3.00 undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, a goal statement, current resume, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. The writing sample, preferably a paper completed in undergraduate school should be single authored and exemplify the critical thinking skills of the applicant and include full citations.
The M.P.A. degree program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time coursework, or three and a half years, part-time. Full-time is nine hours of coursework (three courses) per semester.
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