Value of a Master
of Public Administration degree
The MPA degree offered by the Department of
Political Science and Public Affairs serves students interested in careers in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Ranked #17 in the country for nonprofit management by U.S. News & World Report, the program is professional in nature, and we pride ourselves on bringing theory into
practice. The program stresses development of managerial and analytical skills, as well as ethical and professional values.
The four MPA
concentration areas are as follows:
- Nonprofit Organization Management: For those
seeking an understanding of and skill development in areas such as
leadership ability, board-staff relations, fundraising and grants
management, volunteer management, and financial management.
- Public Service: Leadership, Governance and
Policy:For students interested in learning to manage complex
policy issues in a global society, and craft creative solutions to
public sector issues.
- Health Policy and Management: For students
interested in healthcare-related administration in the public and
nonprofit sectors, including managing community-based health service
There is a dynamic interaction among the three concentrations that
mirrors the intersecting networks of the public and nonprofit sectors.
Regardless of concentration, the program provides students with the
skills to take on leadership roles in their organizations and
are scheduled for the convenience of working students, and the program is offered throughout the year, including summers and weekends.
We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2016.
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Dual Degree Program
of Political Science and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and
Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree
program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International
Relations with the Master of Public Administration. Applicants
interested in a joint degree program must make a separate application
and pay a separate fee to each program. Each program has its own
application deadlines. To learn more, click here »
Seton Hall Advantages
Some of the characteristics that set Seton Hall apart from other institutions include the personal attention due to small class sizes; the close-knit graduate student community; the different resources available through the Center for Public Service and the Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute; and the close proximity to New York City. For more on the
advantages of the MPA program at Seton Hall, click here »
MPA News and Events
M.P.A. Program Ranked #17 Nationally
Seton Hall’s Master of Public Administration program was ranked #17 in nonprofit management by U.S. News & World Report. Learn More »
Learn about MPA Program at Breakfast Event
On February 18 at 10 a.m., MPA professors and current students will speak about the MPA admissions process and more »
||NSRI & CEPS Team-up for Development Workshop
On January 21st, Seton Hall’s NSRI
& CEPS hosted their first 2016 outreach event & welcomed guest Dr.
Heather Carpenter. Learn more »
||Dr. Mirabella & MPA Students Help Immigrants
Dr. Roseanne Mirabella is leading a group of MPA practicum students in a creative partnership with the YMCA. Learn more »
||MPA Student Passes Model Ordinance in Orange
Pau Aragay, a graduate student in an MPA open governance course, helped get a model ordinance passed in the City of Orange. Learn more »