To enhance capacity building in the public service.
To Equip learners with requisite skills and tools necessary to make sound public policies and to effectively implement them.
To Prepare learners for careers in the public service including local government, central government, county government and non-governmental organizations.
To Inculcate in learners public sector management ethics and values.
To prepare learners for further academic and career pursuits in the study and conduct of public administration.
The common regulations for the Masters degree in the Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi shall apply.
The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master in Public Administration:
A holder of a Bachelor degree of at least Upper Second Class (Honours) in any field from University of Nairobi or from an equivalent institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.
A holder of a Bachelor degree with a Lower Second Class (Honours) or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate with at least two years working experience.
A holder of a Bachelor degree with a pass or an equivalent qualification from the university of Nairobi or an equivalent institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate may be considered for admission if: (a) he/she has at least five years of relevant experience, or: (b) has a post-graduate diploma in a relevant field from an institution recognized by the senate.