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Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree offered by the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs serves students interested in careers in the public and nonprofit sectors.

About

Ranked #17 in the country for nonprofit management by U.S. News & World Report, the program is accredited by NASPAA. As part of that process, our New Jersey based department goes through a rigorous self-study process where every aspect of the program is critically examined. View the self study report »

Our M.P.A. prepares students for leadership roles in a variety of public service settings - from executive director of a homeless shelter, to program director for an NGO fighting AIDS in Africa, to business manager of a local municipality, to chief of staff for a U.S. Senator. We are dedicated to helping each student find the career that fits him or her best and we pride ourselves on bringing academic theory into practice. Course schedules are convenient for working students, and the program is offered year-round on campus and online - including summers and weekends. Scholarship opportunities specifically for M.P.A. students are available.

This 39-credit degree includes courses in public service management, research and statistical analysis, financial management and managerial decision-making. Students also select a concentration: Health Policy and Management; Nonprofit Organization Management; Public Service: Leadership, Governance and Policy; or Data Visualization and Analytics. Students may also choose a 100% online M.P.A. program with an exclusive focus on Non-Profit Management. Classes emphasize managerial and analytical skills, along with ethical and professional values. In each course, you’ll find small class sizes and a close-knit graduate student community. Our faculty offer internationally recognized research and teaching programs and bring their diverse skills and experiences to every classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Environment of Public Service Management
  • Research Methods and Statistical Analysis
  • The Economic Environment of Public Service Management
  • Financial Management and Control
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Managing Human Resources in Public Service Organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Complete our online graduate application
  • Submit required application fee ($75), personal statement (750-1000 words), resume, official transcript and letters of recommendation online via the application.
  • Submit official transcripts for all colleges/universities previously attended.
  • International Applicants: If English is not your first language, please arrange to have your official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to Seton Hall University. Our institution code is 2811.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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