College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
M.P.A. - Master of Public Administration, Certificate of Graduate Study in City Management
Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management
Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Administration
We are pleased to offer two options for prospective students - our traditional, campus-based options as well as a fully online MPA degree.
On campus, you can pursue an MPA degree or certificates in City Management or Nonprofit Management. We also offer a joint program with the Villanova University School of Law, which enables you to earn both a JD and MPA degree simultaneously. Finally, we have partnerships with the Department of Theatre, Theology, History, and Political Science, where students can earn a Master of Arts in the respective discipline with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Our online program uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver the MPA degree. Students receive the same, high-quality educational experience in a virtual environment, interacting with students from across the country and around the globe.
Villanova's Master of Public Administration Program is pleased to host an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Student Chapter and a chapter of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. These organizations help you build your professional network in public service.
The public administration faculty are based in several academic disciplines, offer a variety of philosophical and practical approaches to public administration, and boast a wide range of scholarly interests. We also have practitioner faculty who bring unique real-world experience into the classroom.
Villanova and its programs have received accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and secondary Schools
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Master's College or University I
*Villanova University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required.