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Master of Public Administration (MPA) Curriculum

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Course TitleCredit Hours
Total: 36
Public Administration Theory 3
Organization Theory 3
Financial Management 3
Public Personnel Management 3
Analysis and Research I 3
Analysis and Research II 3
Administrative Communication 3
Leadership Ethics 3
Strategic Planning 3
Effective City Management 3
Effective Non-Profit Management 3
Managing Public Networks 3

Students in Villanova University’s online MPA program must complete 12 required classes for a total of 36 credit hours. Those who enroll in consecutive terms can earn their degree in about 2 years. At Villanova’s discretion, a maximum of 6 credit hours may be transferred from another accredited university.