Make a difference in your community, government, and world

Auburn University's Master of Public Administration provides you with program personalization, networking, and research opportunities. The program also offers small class sizes for more personal attention to help you become a successful public service leader.

So whether you’re learning in the classroom or building valuable experience through practical internships, you’ll prepare for a long and successful career.

As a student in Auburn University's MPA program, you can choose to specialize in:

  • Election Administration
  • Nonprofit Organizations & Community Governance
  • Comparative/Global Public Administration & International Nonprofits
  • Economic Development
  • Your own customized area of interest

Auburn University's MPA program is accredited by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Accelerator Admission Details
Direct MAP Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
GPA 3.5 3.0 2.75 2.5
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) Below 6.0
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent. All undergraduate degrees from an accredited university accepted.
Available Entry Fall or Spring Fall or Spring Fall Fall, Spring, or Summer

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Sample Coursework

  • American Government Institutions
  • Policy Process
  • Research Methods

Progression details

Direct MAP Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
Credits earned towards degree 9 6 9 0
Progression requirements Not applicable 3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B 3.0 GPA with no grade lower than a B Successful completion of all Academic English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 42

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct MAP
1 semester
Advanced MAP
1 semester
2 semesters
Academic English
length can vary
Tuition cost1 $15,710 $17,300 $27,000 $3,800-$7,300

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

Want to improve your English first?

Sign up for the popular Academic English program. Through Academic English, you’ll get personalized English language help to prepare you for success at Auburn Global and in your career.

Program Tuition: $3,800-$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to make a difference?

The Master of Public Administration program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.