Pursue your passion for public service and make a greater impact in your community with Villanova University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA). This graduate degree will prepare you to lead and manage across local/state/federal government, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and the non-profit sector.
Through streaming, instructor-led lectures, recognized scholars and practitioners will help you develop your analytical, decision-making, management and leadership skills, providing you with the knowledge you need to influence organizational change, develop programs and solve problems. You can earn the same degree as Villanova’s campus-based students – and may qualify for financial aid once you’re formally accepted into the program.* The MPA degree program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
Nothing looks better on your resume than a highly respected graduate degree from Villanova University. Villanova’s outstanding reputation derives from its accomplished faculty, successful graduates and comprehensive curriculum. As a student in the MPA degree program, you’ll gain a solid foundation of core competencies through highly interactive courses that focus on strategic planning and management in the public and non-profit sectors, and the development and theory of public administration, creating a climate for excellence in public, non-profit and private management, communication process that promote better intergovernmental relations and increased organizational effectiveness. Contact a dedicated enrollment representative toll free at 1-855-300-1473 to begin the application process.
With Villanova’s MPA program, you’ll learn:
MPA applicants must possess a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university and have at least three years of relevant work experience. Ideal candidates include individuals experienced in the public, non-profit, military or private sectors who want to develop the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to excel within a public service position.
Villanova alumni receiving an MPA degree have gone on to become successful leaders in public service and in non-profit organizations, including roles as township manager, policy manager, city manager, lieutenant, major, emergency services executive manager and fire chief.
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* Application process required.
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