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University of Illinois at Springfield

Program in Public Administration

Springfield, IL

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University of Illinois at Springfield

Overview

University of Illinois at Springfield / Program in Public Administration is located in Springfield, IL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)
(Graduate Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 47
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Capstone seminar
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

150
Applied
78
Accepted
62
Enrolled
52%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5; completion of prerequisites that include undergraduate coursework in political science in American national government, microeconomics or a market-based economics survey course, basic statistics, and competence in one computer spreadsheet application package; resume; career goals statement; writing skills
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.25; educational and professional goals statement of at least 600 words, including possible research interest; evidence of significant work experience in public affairs field; at least one sample of professional writing sample; current vitae; 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards November 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

253
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.74%
Black or African American 18.97%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.19%
Unknown 1.19%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 10
Male (12)
Female (9)

Location & Contact

Address One University Plaza
Springfield, IL  62703-5407
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Blankenberger
Program Administrator
Email: rblan2@uis.edu
Phone: 217-206-8327

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