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M.P.A. in Public Administration

The Public Administration programme offered by the University of Texas at Arlington is concerned with the formulation, analysis, negotiation, and implementation of democratically responsible collective action. With an interdisciplinary focus, this program gives special emphasis to the urban community and the special challenges of public managers who serve in urban areas.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, May, August
Tuition Fee: $20,620 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States/ Online

The curriculum is designed to develop leadership capacity, understanding of the political, social, and economic characteristics of today’s urban environment and the ability to apply current theories of management and analysis to difficult management issues.

The program is meant as preparation for those entering management careers in government for the first time or as career development for those already employed who are seeking upward mobility in public management.

The MPA degree at the School of Urban and Public Affairs is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and the curriculum conforms to NASPAA standards.

Career

The Public Administration program from The University of Texas at Arlington is meant as preparation for those entering management careers in gov­ernment for the first time or as career development for those already employed who are seeking upward mobility in public management.

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”UTA’s program turned out to be the perfect match in terms of curriculum, internships, and the assistance that is provided to students to establish a wide network of professional contacts.”

Ulyana Zavadskaya – College of Business – Belarus

Courses included

  • Local Politics in the Intergovernmental Setting
  • Public and Non-profit Organization Theory
  • Public Budgeting
  • Financial Management in the Public and Non-profit Services
  • Evaluation Research
  • Public Administration
  • Human Resource Management in Government and Non-profits

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