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Master of Public Administration

Program Details

Clemson University offers the online Master of Public Administration. The program is designed for working public administrators and non-profit professionals. 

The program offers the following five specialization areas:

  • Homeland Defense and Security
  • Local and State Government
  • Emergency Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Regional Sustainability


  • Degree requires from 39-42 credits for completion
  • Unofficial transcripts of all previous academic work, both graduate and undergraduate (Official transcripts required on acceptance.)
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or approved GRE Waiver
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation and explanation of any related professional experience
  • TOEFL scores for students in which English is a second language

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges