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What will I learn?

The one-year full-time Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme prepares students for senior management roles in the public sector. It provides an intensive, interdisciplinary course of study for professionals who wish to work on increasingly complex issues shaping national, regional and global policies and projects.

Qualified MPA students have the opportunity to pursue a double degree, either with NUS Law School or NUS Business School.


MPA students will be required to complete 40 Modular Credits and obtain at least a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0. There will be common curriculum which focuses on imparting practical skills, disciplinary knowledge, and interdisciplinary competencies necessary for the work done by policy practitioners, researchers, public managers and leaders.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$27,950.00 (15,78,204) per year
Non-Subsidised Fees: SG $22,080 (Semester 1 and 2)
Start date

Expected August 2022


Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

469C Bukit Timah Road,

259772, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

To be considered for the Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme, you must have either:

  • A good NUS honours degree (second class and above) or equivalent (e.g. a four-year Bachelor degree with at least an average grade of B or equivalent), and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience; or
  • A good Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements:

  • 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test
  • 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 7.0 on the IELTS academic test

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