Public Administration: MPA

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Public Administration


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Design




PRIORITY DEADLINE

Fall Term: February 1​​​​​


FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: August 20
Winter Term: December 1
Spring Term: March 1

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The master of public administration (MPA) program prepares students to become evidence-based policymakers, analysts, and managers. Evidence-based policy making is a concept that has been gaining widespread acceptance in the policy community, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Evidence-based decision making requires a closer connection between research and practice.

On the one hand, it requires that researchers ask policy-relevant questions and conduct meaningful and timely analyses that can support the policy process.

On the other hand, it requires that policymakers, managers, and leaders think critically about research and integrate appropriate evidence in the implementation and formulation of policy and administrative practice.

The MPA curriculum has been developed to train students in applied research and provide opportunities for real-world applications.

The faculty strives to support evidence-based decision making through our research and community outreach activities, as well as our teaching.

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Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)

Not Required

  • GMAT

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