Saint Peter’s University Establishes Master of Public Administration Program

Jersey City, N.J. – June 17, 2013 – Saint Peter’s University today announced a master’s program in public administration, which will be offered in the fall of 2013 through the College of Arts and Sciences. The program will prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills required of successful public servants, non-profit workers and private sector employees working towards the public good.

Job growth is anticipated in the fields of political science, sociology and economics and in these respective fields an advanced degree is imperative for job candidates. The expertise of Saint Peter’s University in public policy and its unique relationship with the United Nations make it the ideal location to offer a program of this nature.

“As we continue to expand offerings at Saint Peter’s, we seek to establish programs that are aligned with the University’s mission and are relevant to potential students. The master’s in public administration overwhelmingly meets that criteria,” said Marylou Yam, Ph.D., R.N., provost and vice president of academic affairs at Saint Peter’s University. “There is an obvious need for a graduate education in this particular area of study and Saint Peter’s Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and service grounds and enriches the curriculum.”

Saint Peter’s University offers a host of advantages to potential students of the program with the University’s commitment to issues of social justice and a clear mission to serve communities. Additionally, the University’s close proximity to the United Nations and the maintenance of a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status, provides students with a unique “laboratory” experience in the work and practices of an international organization.

Specialty courses that fall within the program include Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service, Ethics and Society, Public Policy: Processes, Evaluation and Funding, Analytical Methods for Public Administration and more. The courses will be offered on a trimester schedule at the Jersey City campus. Graduates of the program will be qualified for many roles, including work in federal, local and state government, non-profit organizations, research organizations, lobbying groups, labor organizations, academia, public policy management and a host of other organizations.

Saint Peter’s University is currently accepting applications for the program. For more information about enrollment, course schedule and program guidelines, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or (201) 761-6470.

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