Villanova University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Public Administration


800 E Lancaster Ave

Villanova, PA 19085

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Graduate Study in City Management Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

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

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36-39

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 720 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

*Villanova University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required.

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