Missouri State University (MSU), long-established university of mid-west US, is now accepting admission applications for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme, offered under its Political Science Department. The interdisciplinary course focuses to prepare a student in public service. MSU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, US, which ensures that the MPA programme, along with other university programmes, meets standards for excellence in higher education. Master of Public Administration, a 39-hour (minimum) programme, provides you with the opportunity to specialise in the areas of public safety, local government management and public policy.
The Master of Public Administration prepares an individual for a career in public service and provides professional development to those who lead public agencies and non-profit organisations. The programme aims to develop theoretical and analytical insights into the problems of governance in a democratic society, the interplay between politics and public service, and the relationships between elected officials and bureaucracy.
The successful completion of this degree will enable candidates to use essential tools for success in the public sector, develop new ideas and strategies for dealing with society’s problem and shape policies that benefit the public.
Why choose MPA at MSU:
- At MSU, special focus is on practical application, in combination with the University’s public affairs mission, means that your experience in the public administration graduate program prepares you for a role as an ethical, culturally competent and engaged public sector leader.
- The MPA director, Dr. Patrick Scott said, “We have a diverse faculty who have accomplishments in teaching, scholarship and community service, which is matched by a programme that provides you with the opportunity to specialise in several public and government areas. Also during the course period, it is mandatory for students to take up an in-service training in an approved local, county, state, federal, non-profit or other approved agency.”
- MSU provides its students access to The Meyer Library- Missouri’s only United Nations document depository; Home to nearly two million state and federal documents in its Government Collection, research assistance, subject guides, indexes, database, academic journals and international newspapers.
Who can apply?
- Students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university can apply.
- A GPA of 3.00 is considered as a standard GPA. Applicants with GPA less than 3.00 are encouraged to submit other indicators of their potential.
Benefit to Indian students:
- Students will be able to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
- The well-organised on and off campus housing facilities at MSU are a boon to Indian students.
- Exposure to new cultures at MSU as it has over 1,500 students from over 85 countries which render ample opportunities for cultural exchange and developing networks.
Duration: One year
Fee: Tuition fees for the course is $4950