Students and alumni of Seton Hall's Master of Public Administration program join with Professors Matthew Hale and Naomi Wish to tout the benefits of the degree in a new video. The Seton Hall M.P.A. program is ranked #17 in the country for non-profit management, by U.S. News & World Report. "A Masters in Public Administration is not just for people going into government; it's for people going into non-profit organizations" says Professor Naomi Wish. "You get to learn from people who are really doing research in the area."
Dr. Hale explains the rationale behind the video. "We think we have a great graduate program but even with the U.S. News ranking we have to work hard to get the word out about the Seton Hall M.P.A. program. This video is a great way for us to spread the word. The more people share it on social media the better."
"[The professors] are all very open to student initiative, whether it be in the classroom, or in a student organization on campus, or helping you pursue an internship" says current M.P.A. student Lisa DeLuca. Heather Small, '00/MPA '05, who works for the Anti-Defamation League in New York City, states that her time in the Non-Profit Management program enabled her to "be comfortable speaking to politicians." She also appreciated the "sense of community" she felt here, a sentiment which was echoed by current M.P.A. student Ryan Stetz: "you know your professors by name, your professors know you."
The Master of Public Administration program, in addition to in-person classes, offers hybrid face-to-face/online courses, and recently implemented a fully-online degree program.