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Master of Public Administration



What will I learn?

This one-year programme examines best practices in public administration in Asia in order to enhance the participants’ skills in decision making, governance, and policy design and implementation. It includes special lectures by former government officials and renowned academics and professionals. Participants will be equipped with the know-how to develop and implement strategic policies to meet the challenges in their countries, in turn enhancing their effectiveness as public administrators.

Curriculum and Structure

The curriculum consists of 10 courses (comprising 3 core courses and 7 electives), 1 capstone paper and an optional 10-day overseas study trip. The programme will equip students with knowledge, analytical skills and hands-on experience in public administration, management and policy-making.

For this graduate coursework programme, students are required to fulfill the following:

  • 3 Core Courses
  • 7 Elective Courses
  • Optional 10-day Overseas Study Trip

Students also have the option to select up to 2 relevant courses from NTU’s other graduate programmes as electives to fulfill their course requirement. These courses must be approved by both the Director of MPA and the NTU School(s) or Division(s) concerned.

There are 2 semesters in an academic year, each consisting of 13 weeks of teaching, 1 week for examination preparation and 1 week for examination.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$26,000.00 (15,99,016) per year
Start date

Expected July 2023


College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

Applicants should possess:

  • A strong Bachelor's degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years' or more of full-time work experience
  • Proficiency in English

TOEFL: ​Paper-based 570-573; Computer-based 230; Internet based 88-89

​IELTS: Score of 6.5 (Min 5.5 for each skill module)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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