Thomas Edison State College

Watson School of Public Service & Continuing Studies

Master of Public Service Leadership



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Service Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Public Service Leadership is designed to develop the next generation of leaders for nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations and local, state and federal government. The 36-credit program is offered entirely online and meets the accelerating demand for education and careers in public service, a broadly defined sector that includes government agencies as well as nonprofit, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations. The program has been developed in alignment with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) standards for accreditation. Students will have the option of selecting one of the following areas of study, including: • Community and Economic Development • Environmental Policy / Environmental Justice • Information Technology Management for Public Service • Nonprofit Management • Public Finance • Public Health / Public Policy • Learner Designed Area of Study The program has a competency-based curriculum focusing on advancing the knowledge, research and practice of public affairs that emphasizes theory, research and application. The program gives students an applied experience that provides an opportunity to apply what they learn to their actual work environments.


Thomas Edison State College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This prestigious accreditation is part of a national system of quality assurance which requires colleges and universities to reach a common unde

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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