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Public Administration, B.P.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Parkville, MO, United States
The Public Administration programme offered by Park University prepares you for careers in public administration at the municipal, state or federal levels. With a strong foundation, you’ll be ready for a number of entry-level positions, as well as graduate studies and continued professional development.
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Overview

The Public Administration programme offered by Park University includes coursework in government, finance, law, management and public service. You’ll choose from five areas of emphasis: Business Relations, Criminal Justice, Fire Service Management, Homeland Security and Public Service.

Veterans Administration (VA) guidelines require at least 60% face-to-face content. Because many of our students are veterans, our Bachelor of Public Administration programs feature blended courses. These courses are partially online, though they require weekly student activities and contact with instructors. You’ll benefit from the convenience of online learning while building strong relationships with your colleagues and professors.

Careers

  • City Manager
  • Tax Assessor
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Public Works Director
  • Parks and Recreation Superintendent

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Concepts of Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting 
  • American National Government 
  • State and Local Government
  • Public Administration
  • Public Management and Leadership 
  • Public Personnel Administration 
  • Budget and Finance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed online Park University application form. Please indicate your country of citizenship and country of residence, even if they are the same as the country of birth.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75.00 paid as part of application form.
  • Application fee includes express I-20 mailing fee if admitted
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from your high school/college. Certified English translations of the transcripts should be provided for transcripts that are in a language other than English. A 2.5 cumulative (overall) GPA is required for full admission.
  • Students must meet one of the following to meet the English requirement of Park University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    427 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 427 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    427 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 427 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Parkville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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