Online Master of Arts in Public Administration

The online Master of Arts in Public Administration is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Public Leadership and Administration.

There is an increased need for leaders in the public sector. According to recent statistics about 550,000 federal employees prepare for retirement. This trend provides the demand for trained professionals in the public sector and for nonprofit professionals. The online Master of Arts in Public Administration is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Public Leadership and Administration, Non Profit Management and Policy Analysis in all types of nonprofit organizations, Private Organizations, and Government & Military organizations.

The online Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) at TUW is offered 100% online and can be completed in one year as fulltime students, The MPA is designed to help the student to enhance her/his ability to understand, analyze, and control the organizational environment to manage effectively and to promote positive change in the public and nonprofit sectors.

The program blends theoretical and applied concepts. The curriculum includes organizational governance, financial aspects and administration while also providing case studies and real world experiences for the current and future administrator. In addition, the curriculum, addresses areas of government administration, policy analysis, and administration of government agencies, and HR in nonprofit agencies.

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

What makes this MA in Public Administration program different?

  • 100% online
  • Affordable tuition
  • Nonprofit Accredited University
  • No residency required
  • Finish in one year*
  • No GRE required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • 6 starts throughout the year
  • 8 weeks session
  • Learn from scholar-practitioners with expertise in the industry.

*Degree can be earned in 12 months by those who take two courses per term for six consecutive terms.

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and students loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so make sure to check to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

Students must complete 12 courses, 11 standard courses and one three-credit capstone, taken last.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; international bachelor’s degree students must see “international student admissions” in the catalog.
  2. Graduate transfer students must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).
  3. International students must have a paper-based TOEFL score of 500, or a computer-based score of 173, or an online score of 61. TUW TOEFL code is 3157.
  4. Cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the U.S. must have their transcripts translated and evaluated (see foreign credit for additional information).
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Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.