Sacred Heart University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Office of Graduate Admissions

5151 Park Ave

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Sacred Heart University will provide you with the skills to thrive in the 21st century public and non-profit workplace.

As part of the MPA degree at Sacred Heart, you can choose from the following concentrations to better match your existing skills and experience, as well as your career objectives in the future:

  • Nonprofit Management: develop managerial skills such as financial administration, strategic planning, human resources and fundraising to help nonprofits fulfill their core missions
  • Emergency Management: increase your skills and capabilities in disaster management and preparedness at the federal, state and local level and in private industry
  • Self-designed concentration: allows student to pursue a self-designed concentration tailored to their professional needs and interests

With the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Sacred Heart University, you will gain the leadership skills to:
• Learn to strategically manage resources in public and non-profit organizations for positive impact
• Develop an understanding of the public policy process and changing social demographics
• Harness information technology to make data-informed decisions
• Apply ethical and legal principles to foster the common good
• Apply communication strategies to foster transparency and accountability to diverse audiences

Time of Completion
Operating on a trimester schedule, you can complete this program in one year as a full-time student and two years as a part-time student.

  • Entry terms for both Fall and Spring
  • Hybrid delivery format every other Saturday
  • No experience required - Available to students with a Bachelor of Arts of Science degree in any field


Sacred Heart University has been granted institutional accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of six regional associations in the United States that accredit schools and colleges. Additionally, Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 880 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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