Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about Seton Hall University’s online M.P.A. program.
Is this online degree equivalent to the on-campus M.P.A. offered by Seton Hall University?
Yes. It covers the same curriculum and is taught by the same instructors in a fully online format.
What are the admissions requirements for this program?
Your acceptance will be based on criteria that include:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Statement of purpose
- 3 letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source)
- 3.0 GPA
- TOEFL score of 85 and a WES transcript analysis
How long will the program take to complete?
The M.P.A. program takes under three years to complete.
Is there a campus residency requirement?
No. The degree is fully online, with no residency or campus visits required.
What is the cost of tuition for the program?
The 42-credit program costs $1,212 per credit hour for a total tuition cost of $50,904.
Is the program accredited?
Yes. The M.P.A. program is accredited by The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
What will I learn in the program?
Graduates of the M.P.A. program will:
- Gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary and cross-sector nature of public service.
- Build the ability to manage across the traditional public service boundaries that often exist between the non-profit and public sectors.
- Recognize the importance of collaboration, openness and transparency in public service problem solving.
- Learn to apply collaborative models of leadership, management and service.
- Gain an understanding of the importance and core centrality of adhering to the highest ethical standards in performing public service duties.
- Challenge your existing ethical beliefs and values while developing an understanding of those with different ethical perspectives.
What differentiates the program from others?
Seton Hall University’s online M.P.A. program stands apart with:
- A holistic focus on non-profit management to build a deep understanding of how to lead in both the private and public non-profit sectors.
- A program that is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and mapped to the curriculum guidelines of the Non-profit Academic Centers Council (NACC). This ensures a public service education aligned with industry standards and needs.
- Exposure to a variety of career paths and the opportunity to define your areas of interest with the guidance of a dedicated alumni mentor.
- Development of practical management skills through a capstone practicum project or research seminar. Complete assignments under a public service, non-profit, arts or healthcare administrator.
Are there set times to attend my classes?
No. You will have specific assignment deadlines and test dates, but you can complete your online coursework at times that are convenient for you.
How do I begin the application process?
If you have further questions about the program, please call us at (844) 823-1198 or Request More Information.