Public Administration and Community Management, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Public Administration and Community Management MA is a multidisciplinary degree program oriented toward examining and understanding the broad range of problems and opportunities associated with the nation's urban and regional areas.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Network Of Schools Of Public Policy, Affairs, And Administration (NASPAA).

  • Students in the degree program may prepare themselves for professional leadership careers in local government management and public administration, or use the degree as preparation for Ph.D. study.

  • The program requirements are designed to provide flexibility while ensuring a multidisciplinary, problem-solving perspective. 

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
    • Applicants should, at the very least, have earned a 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0 in their earned bachelor’s degree in the two (2) most recent years of their education.
  • Undergraduate course in research methods/statistics, or equivalent.
  • A personal statement describing your academic and work background, your reason for selecting graduate study in this program, and the particular interests and skills you would bring to this program (especially technological skills such as computer programs with which you are familiar – GIS, web pages, etc.).
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing your preparation for graduate study.
  • Resume or C.V.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Russell Fricano

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