WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,665 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Master of Public Administration
Start Date:August 2020
Academic Unit:Department of Public Administration & Health Services Management
Campus:Legon campus
Course Type:Masters by Coursework
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020
Programme Overview

This is a rigorous 2-year programme. Students take such courses as Public Policy Analysis, Public Sector Human Resource Management, Export Management, Public Enterprises and Privatization, Advanced Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. In the second year, in addition to courses in public administration and other areas, students also write a two-semester long essay under supervision.

The MPA programme is also available during the weekend for busy workers who cannot enrol for the regular MPA programme. It is structured the same way as the regular MPA programme however lectures are on Fridays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays from 7:30am – 8:30pm.

Admission Requirements

The requirement is a good first degree (at least a Second Class Lower) from a recognised university with at least three (3) years relevant work experience. There is one admission in August every year. An entrance examination or interview may be conducted.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students (Outside Africa): $105


University of Ghana application e-voucher can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢ 200.00 at the following banks: Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):
• Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application)

Applicants who graduated from this university should scan and attach only their certificates to their applications.
NOTE THAT NO APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE CERTIFICATE. The originals will be required during interviews.
All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.


This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $1,665
Tuition Fees for International students (Outside Africa): $7,215

Tuition fees for;


Dr. Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Patience Aseweh Abor
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Aaron Abuosi
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Francis Anderson Adzei
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Albert Ahenkan
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Nana Nimo Appiah-Agyekum
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Kwame Asamoah
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Roger Ayimbillah Atinga
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Richardson Azunu

Dr. Anita Asiwome Adzo Baku

Prof. Justice Nyigmah Bawole

Dr. Thomas Buabeng
Senior Lecturer

Dr. James Kwame Mensah

Mr. Alex Osei-Kojo
Assistant Lecturer

Prof. Emmanuel Kojo Sakyi
Associate Professor

Dr. Emmanuel Yakubu Mahama Seidu

Dr. Lily Yarney
Senior Lecturer

Relevant Contact

Department of Public Administration & Health Services Management
General Office
Kwame Asamoah
Head of Department
UGBS International Relations Office
Responsible for admission enquiries
Justice Nyigmah Bawole
Dean of the University of Ghana Business School