MPA Online

Public Administration

Sacred Heart University

12 months
940 USD/credit 28200 USD/year
940 USD/credit 28200 USD/year
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Public Administration students have access to the Sacred Heart University Policy Polling Center for conducting survey research on public policy issues, and you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in client-based projects with the non-profit community in Fairfield county via Sacred Heart’s own Center for Non-Profit Organizations.


This fully online program is ideal for students seeking public sector career placement or advancement.


In the Master of Public Administration program from Sacred Heart University, you will also:

  • Learn to strategically manage resources in public and non-profit organizations
  • Develop an understanding of the public policy process and changing social demographics
  • Harness information technology and apply analytical skills to make decisions informed by data
  • Have the option to complete the program in one year (as a full-time student) or two years (as a part-time student)
  • Apply ethical and legal principles to identify solutions and advance the common good
  • Learn to foster transparency and accountability by communicating key public issues to diverse audiences
  • Complete a capstone project where you will work with a client in a public service or non-profit agency to identify a problem and write a paper addressing the problem
  • Have access to SHU’s Institute for Public Policy for conducting survey research on public policy issues
  • Benefit from a cohort model that creates a strong student support system and future peer network
  • Participate in projects with SHU’s Center for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Complete your studies fully online.

Programme Structure

You’ll choose one of four concentrations:
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • Non-profit Management
  • Self-Designed Concentration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from any field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Personal statement: A one-page statement describing career goals and reasons for interest in the program
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 940 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 940 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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