Masters in Public Administration


Public Administration as an independent subject of social science has recent origin. Traditionally Public Administration was considered as a part of political science. But in the modern age the nature of the stateunderwent change from a police state to social a service state. As a consequence, Public Administration, irrespective of the nature of the political system, has become the dominant factor of life. The modern political system is essentially 'bureaucratic' and characterized by the rule of officials. Hence, modern democracy has been described as ‘executive democracy’ or ‘bureaucratic democracy’. The administrative branch, described as civil service or bureaucracy, is the most significant component of governmental machinery of the state. The modern state cannot confine its field of activities to only maintenance of law and order, dispensation of justice, and collection of revenue and taxes. The modern state is expected to provide more and more services and amenities to the people. This results in tremendous growth both in the governmental responsibilities as well as in the administrative machinery of the state. It is from such background that UMI offers this programme to boost the capacity of the administrative machinery.

Admissions Requirements

The admission for this programme will be in accordance with already established guidelines of the Institute and those for Masters programmes in line with the NCHE guidelines. In any case, the candidate will be admitted to the programme if he/she satisfies the following conditions:

  • Holds an honours Bachelors Degree from a chartered institution of higher learning
  • Has a professional qualification from any recognized professional body
  • Any other relevant qualifications.
  • Practical experience is an added advantage

Program Details

Year One Semester One

MPUB 7111 Foundations of Public Administration and Organizational Theory
MPUB 7112 Research Methods
MPUB 7113 Comparative Public Administration
MPUB 7114 Public Policy Management
MPUB 7115 Strategic Planning and Management
MPUB 7116 Local Government Administration and Management
MPUB 7117: Research Seminar One

Year One Semester Two

MPUB 7121 Administrative Law and Ethics and Protocol
MPUB 7122 Human Resource Management
MPUB 7123 Public Financial Management
MPUB 7124 Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
MPUB 7125 Public Procurement Management
MPUB 7126 Information Communication and Technology
MPUB 7127 Research Workshop Two

Year Two Semester One

MPUB 7211: Research Workshop III:  Computer Application in Research
MPUB 7212: Research Workshop IV: Data Presentation & analysis
Proposal writing

Year Two Semester Two
MPUB 7221:   Research Workshop V: Research Report writing
Dissertation writing

Fees Structure



Tuition (Per Semester)


Application (Paid when Applying)


Registration (Functional Fee)


Examination (Functional Fee)


Development (Functional Fee)


NCHE Fee (Click NCHE for Instructions)


Guild (Functional Fee)


Library (Functional Fee)


Journal (Functional Fee)


Identity (Functional Fee)


Senior officials who hold key positions within their organizations and those aspiring to have a specialized career in public administration. These include directors, ministers, and members of Parliament, chief administrative offices, Commissioners, public service ministry officials and all the technocrats at the district level.

Target Group

Requirements Needed to Apply

The Basic Requirements for the whole process include:

  • An email address and contact number
  • Your Academic Documents to pick Key details like Award Institution, Index Number for O and A level, year of award, etc.
  • A Laptop/Computer with a Stable Internet Connection
  • Click to access Guideline for the Online Application
  • Note that a PDF Document (With all Qualifications) is attached after submitting the form
  • The Payment (40,000 UGX) is made after Attaching the Documents