University of Texas-Pan American

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Master in Public Administration


1201 West University Drive

1201 W. University Drive

Edinburg, TX 78539

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA). The MPA degree is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The MPA degree is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with a basic administrative concepts and competencies that can be utilized in a variety of administrative careers in public and nonprofit agencies. It is the program’s intention to move towards applying for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The Master of Public Administration program prepares students for leadership positions in all levels of government and non-profit organizations. We have faculty involved in cross-border research, and there are many opportunities for students to become involved in international, national, state and local research. If you have decided that you would like a career in a governmental agency or a non-profit organization, you are in exactly the right place. The MPA degree gives you flexibility and career enhancing potential. It gives you a distinct advantage either in the initial job selection process or the career advancement process. You will be the employee with the advanced degree; a degree which relates directly to your career choice in public service.


The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.

International Student Requirements:

Test of English as Foreign language (TOEFL) - A minimum score of 500 (173 for computer based test) is required for all international students from countries whose native language is not English. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Texas-Pan American from the Testing Agency. Copies of TOEFL scores sent by the applicant are not acceptable. Additional University Admission Requirements, required supporting materials and application procedure are indicated in the Application form.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $393.79 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 4968 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 11340 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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