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Public Administration

Main organization(s): University of North Texas, Department of Public Administration


Master of Public Administration


The programme is intended for those who seek to obtain or advance a career in Public Administration with specializing in Emergency Management. It has two components: (1) the program core consisting of eight required courses that provide the basic concepts and methods of public administration plus, for pre-career students, an internship, and (2) a set of electives suited to the student's career interests or an optional specialization designed to develop expertise in a particular substantive area. Emergency Management is on the specialization option available. The number of courses taken will vary according to the student's admission category. For further information please see program details

Subject areas

Public Administration, Public Resources, Human resources, Revenue Policy, Disaster preparedness, Disaster management, Disaster response, Environmental Hazards, Emergency Management.

Target audience

University students, Disaster management professionals.

Admission Requirement

A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university that includes at least 15 semester hours in such areas as public administration, emergency administration and planning, political science, management, economics, sociology, analytical techniques, or other social sciences. Admission to UNT's Toulouse School of Graduate Studies (consult the Graduate Catalogue for details), A grade point average (GPA) on the last 60 hours of college work of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, Satisfactory scores on all three parts of the GRE General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing), English proficiency for Students from non english speaking countries.



Geographical coverage



2 years.

Application procedure

Application for admission to the MPA program is made directly to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies using the online form . Select the major that says "MPA" in its title, Letters of recommendation attesting to intellectual and leadership abilities, A written essay by the applicant describing career objectives and explaining how an MPA degree will help meet those objectives, A current resume showing all work experience, Other evidence that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform satisfactory work at the graduate level.


Various forms of financial assistance are available to MPA students directly from the department and external sources.

Tuition & cost

Tuition and cost depend on on the resident status of the students.

Deadline for application

Please see university homepage.


Dr. Robert L. Bland, Program Director
Department of Public Administration. University of North Texas
Wooten Hall 366, P.O. Box 310617
Denton, Texas 76203-0617, USA
Tel: +1 940-565-4339,940-565-2165

Last updated

09 Oct 2007

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location Denton, Texas.
  • Language English

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