Master of Public Administration

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ


Details at a Glance

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  • Application Fee

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  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Public Administration

Our Program

Seton Hall's MPA program has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is accredited by NASPAA.

Want to make the world a better place? Don't just want it. Do it.

Seton Hall University's NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program will give you the strong foundation you'll need to do exactly that.

Our degree serves students interested in careers in the public and nonprofit sectors, preparing them for leadership roles in a variety of public service settings. We are dedicated to helping our students find the career that fits them best, and we pride ourselves on bringing academic theory into practice so that they are prepared to hit the ground running once they graduate.

We offer four concentrations: 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 MPA program with an exclusive focus on Non-Profit Management. Classes emphasize managerial and analytical skills, along with ethical and professional values.

Our faculty are leaders who practice what they teach, including the current and previous presidents of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) and the former president of ARNOVA, a leading national authority on nonprofit management education research. Matthew Hale, Ph.D., MPA Program Chair, is one of several faculty whose expertise is regularly sought after by the media and who have appeared in a variety of print and broadcast news. They offer internationally recognized research and teaching programs and bring their diverse skills and experiences to every classroom.

MPA-specific scholarships are available.

Our MPA program has been nationally ranked as a Best Program by U.S. News & World Report. It offers course schedules that are convenient for working professionals and is open to both full- and part-time students. Students also reap the benefits of small class sizes and a close-knit graduate student community, allowing for personalized, one-on-one attention and mentorship. Our graduates complete this program fully prepared to show the world just what great minds can do.


  • Application Fee

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What Our Students Say

  • With a B.A. in political science, I learned how to fix the problems in the world and come up with solutions, with no knowledge of how to implement them. Seton Hall's M.P.A. program has been the perfect bridge to connect my theory with the pragmatic implementation I needed. It's the "M.B.A." for those who want to change the world.

    Joseph Riccardelli, Operations Manager, TANENBAUM, Master of Public Administration ‘17
  • Seton Hall's MPA program is one of the top ranked programs in the country that enabled me to do literally everything I'm doing in my career and also in my volunteer work.

    Heather Small, Associate Director of National Major Gifts, Anti-Defamation League, Master of Public Administration ‘05

Tuition & Financial Aid

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  • checkbox-alt Tuition rate per credit: $1,310

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