Ranked #5 MPA Program

Leading your own organization can be as challenging as it is fulfilling. With your MPA degree from American University, you’ll be prepared to lead governmental, non-profit, and private organizations around the world. It’s the exact career outcome you’d expect from the program U.S. News & World Report named top 5 in the U.S.
The Master’s in Public Administration program features:
  • A broad range of knowledge concerning public administration, public management, and public policy.
  • The flexibility to choose your concentration, such as International Management or State and Local Administration.
  • Award-winning faculty, including the Director of the Center for Environmental Policy.
  • Access to an extensive alumni network and deep connections through AU faculty.

Accelerator Admission
Details (Fall 2017)

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 6.0 5.5
Program Start Date August 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 August 24, 2017
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Introduction to Public Administration and Policy Process
  • Policy and Process
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Managers

Progression Details

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree 6 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator 2
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B Completion of level 6 of ELTA with a grade of C or better in all coursework
Total credits required for degree: 39 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language Cost Per Credit After Accelerator1 Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Public Administration $19,900 $27,900 $8,060 $1,526 39

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes between 12-16 credits per semester.

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