Indiana University

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Public Financial Administration


Wright Educational Building, 201 North Rose Ave.

940 E. Seventh Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Affairs Concentration in Public Financial Administration, Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs' (SPEA) Public Financial Administration concentration in the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program is currently ranked number three in the country by the 2009 U.S. News & World Report. From City Hall to overseas capitals, public finance and budgeting provide the support that transforms ideas into realities. And in these difficult economic times, there is more need than ever for people with the skills to solve public financial problems. The applied and experiential nature of our advanced courses will prepare you to become a productive employee immediately, whether you go into government finance and budgeting, applied program and policy analysis, or management. For students interested in leading-edge research, the premier journal in the field, "Public Budgeting & Finance," is edited at SPEA.


National Association of Schools in Public Affairs and Administration(NASPAA)

International Student Requirements:

International students whose native language is not English, or who do not have an undergraduate degree from a United States institution, are also required to take the TOEFL. Indiana University baseline score for consideration: 600 (computer-version) or 96 (written-version).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 48

In State Tuition (per year): 9398 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20408 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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