Frequently Asked Questions
Students can finish the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in as few as four semesters with full-time work.
Fall, Spring, and full Summer semester courses run 14 weeks. Summer 1 and 2 courses run 7 weeks.
Yes. Most of our students work while pursuing the degree. Our online courses are offered asynchronously, meaning you can view class lectures on your own time. Our on-campus courses start after 5 p.m.
Classes are capped at 25. Most electives run 15 to 20 students.
Yes. On-campus and online versions of a course have the same syllabus, course content, and assignments. The only difference is the modality of presentation and interaction.
Tuition is $952 per semester hour (SH). Total tuition is $38,080, based on 40 SH (10 courses). The university also charges $150 per semester in various fees. See our tuition and financial aid page for more details.
Our faculty and staff assist in developing internship opportunities. The program also has an online internships and jobs board listing opportunities submitted by external partners.
Program faculty and staff provide advice on job search strategies. The program also maintains a jobs board. Northeastern’s University Career Center also provides a range of services to graduate students, ranging from resume writing to interviewing techniques.
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