Graduate Public Administration
|At A Glance|
|Degree Awarded:||Master of Public Administration (MPA)|
|Course Locations:||Jersey City Campus|
|Program Duration:||36 Credits: A full‐time student taking two classes at a time will complete the program in 2 years.|
|Calendar:||Trimester, including Summers|
|Course Format:||Classes meet in person in the evenings on Mondays through Thursdays|
Philip Plotch, Ph.D., Director, Master of Public Administration Program
A Master's degree in Public Administration is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills required of successful public servants, non-profit workers, and private sector employees working towards the public good. The program will foster an environment of analysis and critique, while formulating solutions to issues addressed by public servants across all areas of nonprofit, volunteer, private business, and government service.
The courses are offered on a trimester calendar and during the summer at the Jersey City Campus.
The degree requires 36 semester hour credits. A capstone course is required and will be taken the final semester of coursework. The major component of the capstone is the completion of a research paper suitable for publication in a professional journal.
Saint Peter’s University assigns an academic advisor to every candidate.
Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years.
Curriculum - Master of Public Administration
The Masters in Public Administration program is divided into two levels, as detailed below. The 36 credit program focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for professionals in the field of Public Administration.
|PA-501||Introduction to Public Administration and Service||3|
|PA-510||Ethics and Society||3|
|PA-520||Research and Analytic Methods||3|
|PA-530||Public Sector Finance and Budget||3|
|PA-540||Management and Conflict Resolution||3|
|PA-550||Quantitative Methods for Public Administration||3|
|PA-560||Community Organizing and Development||3|
|PA-565||Seminar in Social Justice||3|
|PA-570||Managing Information Technology||3|
|Electives (Select One Course)||3|
|Internship (Domestic or International)|
|Sustainability in Public Administration|
|Advanced Independent Study in Public Admistration|
|Leadership and Organizational Change|