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MPA in Public Management Track

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - ISC, United States Ranked #18 in North America


Next enrollment cycle

June 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 11,759

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program seeks to be recognized as the primary source for public sector leadership training for the governmental and non-profit entities in South Texas.
We will achieve this by offering the opportunity for the historically underserved Hispanic population of our region the opportunity to obtain a Master of Public Administration degree that is recognized as meeting or exceeding national professional standards and competencies. Additionally, we will attract high quality students from our region, the state, the nation, and the world by offering public sector based curriculum opportunities that utilize the natural laboratory and educational opportunities that our unique geographic location provides.

The MPA has been designed to meet the needs of full-time employees wishing to earn their degree through part-time study. Students in the program will take a core of seven courses in order to increase their understanding of administrative theory, policy making, data analysis, public budgeting and finance, and human resource management.

Additionally, each student will select one of three program tracks, which specify the remaining course work in their program. The student may choose from specialized tracks in public management, healthcare administration, public safety, and non-profit management.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2023
  • August 2023

Entry requirements
Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 55
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 for Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 3.0 for Direct Admission
    *Semester= 4Months
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Course List Code Title Hours
MPA Core Courses 
PADM 5301 Theory and Practice of Public Administration 3Hr
PADM 5302 Policy Making and Public Administration 3Hr
PADM 5304 Human Resource Management 3Hr
PADM 5305 Public Budgeting and Finance 3Hr
PADM 5310 Public Organizations 3Hr
PADM 5311 Research Methods in Public Administration 3Hr
PADM 5365 Seminar in Public Administration - Capstone 3Hr

Health Care Administration Track 
Focus on health care administration 
HCAD 5312 The Health Care System 
HCAD 5320 Health Economics and Policy 
HCAD 5325 Health Care Financial Management 
HCAD 5330 Health Law and Ethics 
HCAD 5390 Health Care Selected Topics

Postgraduate Program

 Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252 

Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126

 Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each) Business: $11,759 Engineering/Computer Science: $12,126 

Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004

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