Master of Public Administration

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The Clemson University Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) is a fully online professional degree program preparing students for a wide range of public and non-profit sector careers. The program allows students to network with students and faculty from across the country and to choose from a diverse set of specializations based on interest and professional need.

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  • Master of Public Administration

    An Online Program

  • Application Deadline: Regular application deadlines are October 1 for Spring admissions and March 1 for Summer/Fall admissions. The MPA program is flexible with these admissions dates.

    The Clemson University Master of Public Administration Program (MPA) is a fully online professional degree program preparing students for a wide range of public and non-

    profit sector careers. The program allows students to network with

    students and faculty from across the country and to choose from a diverse set of

    specializations based on interest and professional need.

    Program Requirements:

    The program of study for the Master of Public Administration degree requires the completion of 39 or 42 graduate hours, depending on the students choice of a Capstone final research project or comprehensive exam.

    The following core courses are required:

    Perspectives of Public Administration

    Public Policy Process

    Research Methods for PADM

    Public Data Analysis

    Public Financial Management

    Public Personnel Administration

    Administrative Leadership

    Elective Courses:

    Students are required to take 15 elective hours, of which 3 hours are an elective course in government. The program offers regular elective courses in the following five specialization areas:

    Emergency Management

    Homeland Defense and Security

    Local and State Government

    Non-Profit Management

    Regional Sustainability

  • Admission Requirements:

    Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

    Admission to the Clemson Graduate School. To Apply:

    > Select program code 670 (Public Administration).

    > Unofficial transcripts from all prior institutions where a degree was awarded and from which transfer credit is desired until admission is accepted.

    > A personal statement outlining the purpose for pursing an MPA degree.

    > Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (within five years of application date).*

    > Applicants for whom English is a second language must also submit acceptable TOEFL scores.

    > Two letters of recommendation.

    *In certain cases GRE waivers may be requested. Please go to http://sti.clemson.edu/mpa/ to read about the MPA waiver application process.

    The MPA program also offers a professional certificate with fully transferable credits into the full degree program.

    The Clemson MPA program has successful alumni in an array of public, non-profit, and private sector agencies. We have students serving as city and county managers, finance officers, emergency managers, urban planners and many other successful career paths.

    Application Deadline: Regular application deadlines are October 1 for Spring admissions and March 1 for Summer/Fall admissions. The MPA program is flexible with these admissions dates.

  • Clemson University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Baccalaureate, Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Questions related to accreditation should be directed to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; phone 404-679-4501.

    For Additional Information:

    Financial Aid www.clemson.edu/financial-aid

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE) www.ets.org/gre

    Graduate School Admissions www.grad.clemson.edu/Admissions.php

    Master in Public Adminstration (MPA) http://sti.clemson.edu/mpa

    TOEFL www.ets.org/toefl

    Tuition and Fees www.grad.clemson.edu/programs/tuition.php

    University Center of Greenville www.UCgreenville.org

    Contact Information:

    Lori Dickes, PhD Program Coordinator

    (864) 656-7831 lorid@clemson.edu

    Carolyn Benson Admission Coordinator

    (864) 656-4700 cbenson@clemson.edu

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