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. Ranked as a Best Program 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 »
Why get an MPA degree?
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, including summers and weekends. Our South Orange, NJ campus is located only 14-miles from Manhattan and New York City. Scholarship opportunities specifically for M.P.A. students are available.
- NASPAA Self-Study
- M.P.A.-only Scholarship Opportunities
- Application Requirements for M.P.A. Program
- M.P.A. Graduation and Employment Outcomes
- Frequently Asked Questions
- International Graduate Applicants
- Next Steps for Admitted Students
- 3+2 Program
- M.P.A./M.A. Diplomacy and International Relations
- Information Sessions