The online Master of Public Administration prepares students to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government, as well as in international organizations or agencies. Students learn the skills from both the public and private sectors that are needed to function in these positions.
The curriculum examines the interdisciplinary skills needed in government operations, as well as courses in business administration, human services, and public administration. Students are also able to customize their degree through the choice of electives. Graduates will be able to effectively lead a public agency or organization through use of fiscal management, ethics, policy analysis, and business relationship skills.
Some of the career paths open to graduates include:
- Urban or regional planner
- City administrator
- Legislative director
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Official College Transcript(s)
Applicants may submit official GMAT or GRE scores in lieu of the 3.0 GPA requirement.
Students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be required to submit two letters of recommendation in addition to the other application materials.