M.P.A. in Public Administration

Long Island University, Post - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,108

Course Accredited By

MSCHE

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 11% scholarship
The Master of Public Administration degree, with a specialization in Public Administration, prepares you for a wide range of managerial and leadership positions in local, state and national government.
This 42-credit program examines both practical and theoretical problems and challenges in the field, provides opportunities to improve your administrative skills, and prepare for increasing levels of responsibility and management in public service.

The required foundation courses include “Principles of Public Administration,” “Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Public Sector,” “Computer-based Management Systems” and “The Policy Process in Health Care and Public Administration.”

In the Advanced Core Curriculum you will explore various aspects of public sector administration, including courses like “Human Resource Administration,” “Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance,” and “Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment.” Nine credits of electives and a thesis complete this comprehensive course of study. Students matriculating on a full-time basis can complete this program in just over two years. All MPA courses meet in-person on the LIU Post campus, and are available on both evenings and weekends.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements
Graduate

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 or 85 (varies by program)
  • IELTS 6.0 (School of Pharmacy)
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 90 (Post) 100 - 105(Brooklyn)
  • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5

English Language Institute

  • TOEFL (iBT) 56 - 78
  • IELTS 5.5 – 6 Overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45 - 57
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English Under 90 (Post) Under 100 (Brooklyn)
  • GPA: 2.5 – 3.0

Required Public Administration Courses
All of the following:

  • MPA 501 Principles of Public Administration 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 502 Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Health & Public Sectors 3.00hrsCredit
  • MPA 505 Analytical Methods 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 507 The Policy Process in Health Care and Public Administration 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 701 Managerial Communication 3.00 Credit



Required Public Administration Capstone Seminar Courses
All of the following:

  • MPA 707 Thesis Research Consultation 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 708 Thesis 3.00hrs Credit

Students must choose from a concentration in General Public Administration or Nonprofit Management.
General Public Administration Concentration
Required General Public Administration Advanced Core Courses
All of the following:

  • PAD 602 Human Resource Administration in the Public Sector 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 603 Foundations of Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 604 Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment in the Public Sector 3.00hrs Credit

Elective General Public Administration Courses
Two courses/six credits of the following:

  • MPA 706 Work, People and Productivity 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 712 Managing Workplace Diversity 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 713 Grant Writing and Administration 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 777 Critical Issues in Public Administration 3.00hrs Credit
  • MPA 788 Graduate Internship 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 712 Environmental Law and Administration 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 714 Seminar in the Politics of Environmental Control 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 715 Environmental Pollution 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 716 Coastal Zone Management 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 717 Environmental Impact Analysis 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 725 Governmental Regulation of Land Use 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 729 Environmental Planning 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 748 Managing Metropolitan Government 3.00hrs Credit
  • PAD 780 Current Issues in Public Administration 3.00hrs Credit

Nonprofit Management
Concentration
Required Nonprofit Management Core Courses
All of the following:

  • NPM 650 Introduction to Nonprofit Management 3.00hrs Credit
  • NPM 651 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations 3.00hrs Credit
  • NPM 652 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3.00hrs Credit
  • NPM 653 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3.00hrs Credit
  • NPM 654 Legal, Ethical and Governance Issues in Nonprofit Organizations 3.00hrs Credit

Graduate 

Direct Admission (2 semesters - Varies by program) $23,382 - $27,108 

Estimated Room, Board & Fees $16,266 - $19,614 

*Pricing is subject to change

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