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Clayton State Online MPA

12 MONTHS

$9,405*

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Government, non-profits, and private organizations rely on individuals equipped with the knowledge and skills to take an ethically responsible approach to managing issues related to serving non-profits. Play a greater role in crafting and carrying out sensible public policy by earning a Masters of Public Administration degree at Clayton State University.

The degree can be completed in 12 months at $9,405, making it an affordable choice to advance your career. Begin your dream at Clayton State!

A Degree for Effective Public Leaders

A degree for public leaders

Fast-track your career goals with a 36-credit hour degree program you can earn in as little as 12 months. Courses include foundational work in local government administration, research and applied statistics, human resource management, organizational theory, as well as ethics and legal issues. You can also gain practical experience in the public sector through a supervised field experience in a governmental or non-profit agency.

Choose from two concentrations you want to master:

  • General Administration and Policy
  • Criminal Justice

Application Deadlines

Fall 2019

Priority: June 30

Final: July 31

Spring 2020

Priority: October 1

Final: December 1

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete the program?

The MPA can be completed in as little as 12 months.

What are the admission requirements?

General Requirements for Admission:

Admission into the program will be based on several factors to ensure a talented and diverse student body, including:

  • Completed online application to the School of Graduate Studies; application fee, $50
  • Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution verified by official transcript(s)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of reference
  • Curriculum Vita / Resume

OR

  • Completed online application to the School of Graduate Studies; application fee, $50
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5-2.99 from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution verified by official transcript(s)
  • A minimum score of 300 or higher on the GRE
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of reference
  • Curriculum Vita / Resume

When do the fall and spring semesters begin?

Term Start Dates:

Fall 2019: August 10, 2019

How much does the program cost?

Tuition for the program is $9,405.

What are the requirements to complete the degree program?

Degree Requirements

The MPA Program consists of 36 credit hours. The following courses comprise the core curriculum:

POLS 5010 – Public Administration
POLS 5050 – Research Methods and Applied Statistics
POLS 6060 – Human Resource Management for Administrators
POLS 6230 – Local Government Administration and Finance
POLS 6250 – Organizational Theory and Management
POLS 6060 – Ethics and Legal Issues in Public Administration

Students will also take fifteen credit hours of electives in their area of concentration. The final three credit hours are earned by completing an internship or capstone course (for those employed full-time in the field).

Is the GMAT or GRE required?

A GRE score of 300 or higher is required for applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Contact by email at mpa@clayton.edu.

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