Public Administration M.P.A.
The Master of Public Administration program is an interdisciplinary, professional degree program that prepares students for administrative positions in the public and not-for-profit sectors. It is designed for students who have significant in-service experience as well as for students who have little or no prior work experience in public or not-for-profit organizations. The MPA core curriculum provides theoretical background and practical application in the study of public policy, organizations, personnel administration, budgeting, research methods, data analysis, and program planning and evaluation. Evening and weekend classes accommodate the scheduling needs of working students.
A choice of concentration areas allows students to develop expertise in the following areas: environmental policy, and management. A generalist concentration in public administration is also available. Elective courses are selected based on concentration objectives and requirements, in addition to the student’s specific career goals.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
International Student Requirements:
International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit a score of 550 or higher on the (TOEFL)
A complete FGCU Graduate Application
One official transcript from each baccalaureate and/or graduate institution attended
One official copy of test scores from either the GRE or the MAT taken within the last five years
A complete Supplemental Application Form
Three completed reference rating forms/letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's academic and professional potential
An Immunization History Form
A Letter of Application/Statement of Career Goals, no more than two pages in length, that briefly discusses any or all of the following: the influences that led you to the selection of FGCU's MPA Program, career goals, relevant work and/or academic experience, and volunteer activity in the community
Completion of 15 hours of undergraduate coursework in the social sciences or business, including 3 hours in quantitative skills
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 42
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 371.92 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 6500 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 12400 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Fringe Rural Area
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999