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.
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.
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 2014.
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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
| ||US Foreign Policy and Philanthropy|
Recently the MPA held an informal discussion on US foreign policy and
philanthropy with Distinguished Lecturer Inderjeet Parmar, Ph.D. He
discussed his recent research on the role foundations play in
influencing US foreign policy makers. Learn more »
MPA Student Runs with Booker
Nephrae Blair, current Seton Hall MPA student from Montclair, recently met Corey Booker when he took the advice of fellow student Alejandro Rodas to attend a Booker campaign event. Read more »
|Speaker on Immigrant Rights and Voting|
Geri Mannion, director of the Democracy program at the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a leader on immigrant issues, philanthropy, and community organizing addressed students on September 19, 2013. The event focused on immigrant rights and voting.
||Poli Sci Professor Hosts Podcasts
A new series of podcasts, hosted by College of Arts and Sciences assistant professor Heath Brown, are featured on www.newbooksinpoliticalscience.com. Read More »
||Audrey Winkler Named NSRI Director
Audrey Winkler has been selected as the new Director of the Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute. Read More »
The three 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
Dual Degree Program
of Political Science and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and
Sciences and the Whitehead School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree
program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International
Relationswith the Master of Public Administration. Applicants
interested in ajoint degree program must make a separate application
and pay aseparate fee to each program. Each program has its own
application deadlines. To learn more,click here.