College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Certificate of Graduate Study in City Management Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Administration, M.P.A. - Master of 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
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
15 - Certificate
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
Master's College or University I