Walden University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.3k / Year (National)
  • Foreign: n/a
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    Photos of university / #waldenuniversity

    Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations. Examine current research in the field as you position yourself to promote collaboration across agencies and departments.

    Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

    • Global Leadership
    • Criminal Justice
    • Emergency Management
    • Health Policy
    • Homeland Security Policy
    • Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
    • Interdisciplinary Policy Studies
    • International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
    • Law and Public Policy
    • Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
    • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
    • Policy Analysis
    • Public Management and Leadership
    • Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

    With a specialization in Global Leadership, you can prepare to take an active role in helping global south regions or developing areas of the world achieve progress and modernize. Explore sustainability frameworks and models, learn skills for building capacity for community change, and gain strategies for making effective and timely management decisions in complex and precarious conditions. This specialization also gives you the opportunity to develop, manage, and lead a strategic plan for an international public or nonprofit organization or for a U.S. organization with an international focus.

    Completion Requirements

    • 61 total quarter credits
      • Foundation Course (1 cr.)
      • Core courses (40 cr.)
      • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
      • Capstone Course (5 cr.)
    Estimated time to completion is less than two years. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress; credits transferred, if applicable; and prerequisite courses.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Similar programs:
    See all of the 16 similar programs