Master of Public Administration


Master of Public Administration and Pi Alpha Alpha Co-host Event

Hoboken City Council member Vanessa Falco, MPA ’17 recently met with students and alumni at Pete’s Place. She talked about starting a nonprofit, politics, governing and career opportunities. Falco received her Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Saint Peter’s in May 2017 and six months later, she was elected to the Hoboken City Council. […]

MPA Students Present at National Event

Five Master of Public Administration (MPA) students represented Saint Peter’s University in a national event sponsored by the international Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration on February 24. The day-long event simulated how governments might react to an influx of asylum seekers. Henriette Diene ’19, Erica Rodriguez ’19, Talah Hughes ’19, Johanna Soriano ’20 and Devan Tierney ’19 […]

Pi Alpha Alpha Inducts New Members at Inaugural Event

On Saturday, January 26, the Saint Peter’s University chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the international honor society for public affairs and administration, held its inaugural induction ceremony. PAA is a program run by and a registered trademark of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Six current students and 22 returning […]

Assemblywoman McKnight speaks to MPA Class

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, representative for the 31st District encompassing Jersey City and Bayonne, visited campus as a guest lecturer. McKnight spoke to the Masters of Public Administration class led by Professor Don Goncalves about important issues such as the 2018 midterm election results, the increase of women running for office, identifying key policy issues that […]

Experts Speak about the Ever-Changing Local Transit System

The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library Lecture Series: Transforming the Region’s Transportation System featured a panel discussion on the region’s transportation system led by Philip Plotch, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration Program. In conjunction with the presentation, a display consisting of New York City related books […]

Hudson County Freeholder Bill O’Dea Visits Campus as a Guest Lecturer

Hudson County Freeholder Bill O’Dea was a guest lecturer in Professor Don Goncalves’ public administration and service class on September 19. O’Dea talked about public service, his background in developing policy as well as instituting initiatives related to workforce development, housing and economic development. Asked about his role in Hudson County government and his professional […]

MPA Students Compete on Global Health Simulation in NY

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Three Master of Public Administration (MPA) students (David Caracta, Devan Tierney, and Jessica Kennedy) competed on three separate teams last weekend at a competition in New York sponsored by the the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. A total of eight teams competed to analyze a global health pandemic and present their […]

Two Prominent Community Figures and Saint Peter’s Alumnae Speak to Students About Running for Public Office

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Students in an undergraduate political science class were offered an experiential learning experience when they heard from Pamela Johnson ’13, ‘16  and Vanessa Falco ‘17, both graduates of the master of public administration (MPA) program at Saint Peter’s University about running for city council. Philip Plotch, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and director of […]

MPA Students Present Research at Capstone Event

At the end of the spring semester, seniors in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program presented their semester-long research of local, real-world issues such as improving ESL programs in Hudson County, combating mental health stigmas on campus, 3rd grade reading in Newark, teaching 9/11 and recidivism in Jersey City’s Ward F, to name a […]

Student Named to Top 40 Under 40 List

M.P.A. student Chris Filiciello was named one of the “young movers and shakers of South Jersey” by the Atlantic City Weekly. He was honored as one of the Top 40 Under 40. Read the article here.


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