University of North Dakota

College of Business and Public Administration

Public Administration - Master


University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.A.- Public Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The core of the program resides in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. The department works to provide a generalist degree in public administration. Students with special interests can gain specific foci by drawing on the expertise of other departments at the university. It also offers a track in Health Administration as well as a JD/MPA option. Our students come from a broad variety of backgrounds, from accountants to political scientists to zoologists. They also work at every level of government, as well as in the nonprofit sector. Some go on to work in the private sector. Our faculty come from some of the best universities in the U. S. While everyone in the department has an active research agenda which reflects interests in both pure and applied research, we pride ourselves on being a teaching department. The department has won university awards for its teaching. Because our program is relatively small, students have easy access to the faculty and faculty are willing to make time to work with students. Students can also get involved in research projects at the Bureau of Governmental Affairs which conducts research on issues of importance to state and local governments and non-profit organizations.


UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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