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Public Administration

Program Summary

The Master of Public Administration integrates both theory and practice into experiential learning that is ideal for pre-career students as well as professionals who desire intellectual growth and career advancement. You will develop applied problem solving skills, ethical administrative practices and leadership skills that directly affect and enhance teaching and career proficiencies.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: School of Public and Global Affairs

Degree(s) Offered: M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Fiscal Administration
  • Specialization in Nonprofit Management
  • Specialization in Strategic Public Management and Leadership
  • Specialization in Local Government Management
  • Specialization in Comparative Public Service
  • Specialization in Public Service Law and Management

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 October 1
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Public Administration
IASBO Building, 2nd Floor
Program website
publicadm@niu.edu
815-753-0183

Department Chair:
Kurt M. Thurmaier
kthur@niu.edu
815-753-0311

Application Contact:
Denise E. Burchard
publicadm@niu.edu
815-753-0183

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