Pricing and Requirements
Affordable Pricing: Your complete Master’s degree in Public Administration only costs $11,400. Only $950 per 3-credit course!
The Public Administration program leads to a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) degree. This program is designed to be a part-time program for working adults. The students are often employed in community service agencies, law enforcement, and education. All classes meet for full days on weekends, with each course consisting of five class sessions. Students will join cohorts that meet on Saturdays and remain with their cohort for the duration of the program.
The Public Administration program requires either 36 or 38 credits, depending on whether or not a student has agency or educational administrative experience. Students who have experience complete the 36-credit program; students who do not have experience are required to complete a fieldwork course, which adds an additional 2 credits to their program. The curriculum consists of six core courses that are required and four elective courses which allow the student to choose an area of specialization. Core courses are designed to relate to the needs of those intending to serve in administrative and managerial roles. Elective courses include courses in Healthcare Management, Nonprofit Management and Criminal Justice Management. Students who follow the sequence outlined below can expect to complete the program in 15 months.
Application Requirements and Procedures
The following items are required as part of the application process:
• Completed Alfred University Application for Graduate Study – Apply online
• A $60 application fee (Make checks out to Alfred University)
• Two letters of recommendation from individuals (supervisors, previous professors) who can attest to your qualifications for graduate study
• Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable)
• Interview with a faculty member
• A writing sample provided at the time of the interview
• Personal Statement
Students interested in applying should contact the CITE office for further information, 718-923-9333, or visit the Apply Now section of this website.
The Master’s Degree in Public Administration is a cohort program which starts each September. Please contact the CITE office at 718-923-9333 for application deadlines.
The fee for each three-credit course is $950. On campus courses cost $1000. The complete cost for the 36-credit Master’s Degree is $11,400. Financial aid is available through Alfred University. A $200 enrollment deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. This deposit is refundable upon successful completion of the program.
Courses are offered on Saturdays during the school year. This program does require one trip to Alfred in the summer. Course location and dates are subject to change. Please download the attached catalog for full program dates.
Alfred University may accept up to six graduate credits for transfer. Students who are interested in transferring credits into the program should submit a request, along with official transcripts and course descriptions, to Alfred University. Course credentials and relevance are subject to review by Alfred University faculty. Please see the Apply Now section of this website to download a transfer request form.
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