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M.P.A. in Public Administration

The Public Administration programme offered by University of Texas 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: 2 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $21,026 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States/ Online

The Public Administration programme offered by University of Texas Arlington 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.

Those seeking admission to the MPA program can choose between two program options:

  • courses taught on campus primarily during the evening hours; and
  • courses taught online.

Applicants who choose the on-campus option may plan their courses to include the requirements of certificate programs such as Urban Nonprofit Management or Public Budgeting and Financial Management.

The mission of the Master’s of Public Administration program is to strengthen public decision making and the delivery of public services in a globalized and diverse society by educating students to lead and manage organizations at all levels of government and nonprofit institutions ethically, democratically, and effectively.

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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

  • Foundations of Urban Research and Analysis
  • 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
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Human Resource Management in Government and Non-profits
  • Ethics in the Public Service
  • Public Administration Capstone

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