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Online Masters in
Public Administration

12 MONTHS

$9,405*

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Applications are currently being accepted for spring 2021.

Email required admission documents to graduate@clayton.edu.

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A Degree for Effective Public Leaders

A degree for public leaders

Become an ethically responsible public servant with a Master of Public Administration degree from Clayton State University. Fast-track your career career in public policy with a 36-credit hour degree program you can earn in as few 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.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2021

November 15, 2020

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. Waived for spring 2021
  • 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. Waived for spring 2021

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Academic Questions

Contact by email at mpa@clayton.edu.

Admission Questions

Contact by email at graduate@clayton.edu.

* Tuition Only: (Subject to change)

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