College of Arts & Sciences
Choosing a program that fits you best is difficult.  Here are some of the characteristics that set Seton Hall apart from other institutions.
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid:  We realize graduate school is a commitment of both time and money.  We have several endowed scholarships within the department and we are committed to helping our students compete for and get graduate assistantships, paid internships and other outside scholarships.

  • Personalized Attention:  You are not just a number.  In fact, we feel that getting to know our applicants is more important than GRE scores, so we don't require them.  As a student, your academic needs and goals are taken into account when developing your plan.  Schedules are flexible, classes are small and the faculty is willing to work with students to ensure that the program fits their schedules, not the other way around.

  • Highly Ranked Program:  The MPA program's concentration in Nonprofit management is currently ranked 17th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Convenient Location:  Located just 30 minutes outside of midtown Manhattan by train, New York City is easily accessible to and from Seton Hall.

  • Dynamic, Caring, and Enthusiastic Faculty:  Many MPA programs have talented faculty.  Seton Hall is no exception. However, the professors at Seton Hall also care about matching your academic needs with your career goals.  Every semester, the faculty makes time for one-on-one counseling with each student.  In addition, our faculty comes from a wide range of academic disciplines so students have more opportunity to match their interests with a faculty member's expertise.

  • A community of graduate students:  At Seton Hall, we are committed to building a close knit graduate community, one that will last long after you graduate.  We work with our students from day one on developing social and professional networks that will pay off in the real world.  To help facilitate these connections, the Department maintains a strong Facebook presence, a LinkedIn group, and has an ongoing DPHA Student Association to plan social and professional events for all MPA and MHA students.

  • Small Class Size:  The majority of classes have between 6-20 students in them.

  • Center for Public Service:  Since its founding almost 20 years ago the Center for Public Service has brought over $5 million to Seton Hall University in grants, contracts and scholarships for students in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs.  For more info, click here.

  • Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute: The mission of the Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute (NSRI), an arm of the Center for Public Service at Seton Hall University, is to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector in New Jersey and nationally by utilizing the resources of the Seton Hall community in collaboration with other individuals and organizations.   For more info, click here.

Contact Us

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
(973) 761-9383
Jubilee Hall Rm. 567

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