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 SPA courses with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.25 in SPA 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 9 credits per semester.

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