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Degrees Offered - Admissions temporarily suspended. Next cohort to begin Fall 2025.

  • M.P.A. in Public Administration
  • Concurrent Degree Program - Law (J.D.) / M.P.A.

Application Fee - $65

Tests Required:

  • GRE only if applicant wants to compete for graduate assistantship or has a GPA below 3.0 600/250/100 TOEFL required for all internationals



Areas of Interest:

  • Aviation Administration - M.P.A.
  • Public Management (General) - M.P.A.

Contact Information 

Dr. John A. Hamman, MPA Director


Ms. Dina Timmons
Graduate Programs Coordinator
Rehn Hall, Room 133A



School of Management and Marketing - MPA
Rehn Hall, Room 229
Mailcode - 4619
1025 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

For complete details - Visit the Public Administration Web page

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Cost and Financial Assistance

Graduate education at Southern Illinois is very affordable. Costs include tuition (per credit hour) and fees. There are many forms of financial assistance available: Assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships which can include a partial or full waiver of tuition costs (fees cannot be waived). Most forms of financial aid are given for a semester or year at a time.