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Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

(39 Credit Hours)

Master of Public Administration

Explore the theories and practices of public service in a city known for its rich arts scene and strong nonprofit and government sectors. Acquire the knowledge and skills you’ll need to effectively lead and manage organizational resources, and operate in the political settings in which policy is developed. Local experts supplement classwork with their own valuable, hands-on perspectives. Our core curriculum focuses on the major components of modern public service leadership and management. The elective curriculum offers four areas of specialized study: arts management, environmental policy and administration, municipal government and urban planning, and nonprofit administration.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions; undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official GRE scores; TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • A letter of intent; three letters of recommendation
  • Training in basic statistics and an undergraduate course in American government


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Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1. (This deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1.
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Contact Information

Phil Jos
program director

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