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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.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 62
Other Advanced Degrees 6

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

148
Applied
70
Accepted
59
Enrolled
47%

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; 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

226
Total Graduate Students
73%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.98%
Black or African American 19.91%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.77%
Unknown 0.88%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 7
Male (9)
Female (10)

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