Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for students applying to any of the University’s graduate certificates and master’s degree programs for summer 2020 and fall 2020.
Graduate application fees for new domestic and international applicants for the summer and fall semesters will also be waived.
Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the professional degree for individuals preparing for leadership roles in public service such as working in a non-profit, for government or higher education.
The program, which is NASPAA accredited and nationally ranked, emphasizes applied coursework and includes ample opportunities for students to engage in projects that serve community clients, providing relevant, real-world experience.
To obtain a Master's of Public Administration degree, students are required to complete 36 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level. Please refer to the Office of the Bursar for current information on tuition and fees.
The program strongly recommends that applicants have a minimum of a 3.0/4.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Applicants are required to submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. Applicants are also required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
All applicants must submit a statement outlining their interests in the degree and public administration. A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications and ability to successfully complete graduate study are also required.
International applicants are also required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
- Small Class Sizes
- Real-world Experience
- Flexible Course Requirements
- Part-time and Full-time Options
- Evening Options
- Public Administration Theory and Behavior
- Public Management I: Personnel Management and Leadership
- Public Management II: Budgeting, Fiscal Policy, and Decision-making
- Public Administration and Public Policy
- Research Methods