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RYAN STETZ, STUDENT: The M P A Program helps you find the ways you want to help other people.
MATTHEW HALE, P H D: We see the idealism in our students and we see that they really want to try and change the world. And the way that we look at our job, it's to help them do better things. We take the theories of political science, we take the theories of public administration, we take the theories of economics, and we give them a real, practical focus.
NAOMI WISH, P H D: A Masters in Public Administration isn't just for people going into government. It's for people going into nonprofit organizations. It's a perfect match when we have students in the nonprofit sector concentration and the government concentration working together and learning together, so that they come up with answers that are going to make a difference.
HEATHER SMALL, M P A '05: I work with a lot of senators and city council members in New York, and so the experience with the nonprofit management program here will enable me to be comfortable speaking with politicians.
ALEX MCDONALD, M P A '05: I just found it great that the M P A Program focused on leadership, because leadership can be taught.
HEATHER SMALL: I loved the sense of community that I felt when I was here. We were a small cohort. We had a lot of time studying and working on projects together. And some of them are still my closest and dearest friend.
RYAN STETZ: There are so many group projects. Everybody knows each other. You know your professors by name. The professors know you.
LISA DELUCA, STUDENT: They're all very open to student initiative, whether it be in the classroom or in a student organization on campus or helping you to pursue an internship.
ALEX MCDONALD: The influence that I had by coming here for three months as an intern was incredible. It's not really something you just go and test out very often when it comes to local government.
JIMMY HOMSI, M P A '13: The faculty at the M P A Program introduced me to Alex McDonald, who was the assistant administrator for Millburn Township at the time, and helped me get an internship to fulfill my capstone requirements. It just shows the faculty wanted to go above and beyond for their students.
MATTHEW HALE, P H D: We've had a face-to-face program. We have classes that are hybrids that are partially face-to-face and partially online. And an entire program that is online.
HEATHER SMALL: One of the reasons I chose the program is it allowed me to keep my full-time job.
MATTHEW HALE: We've had the president in the state Senate. We've had reporters from the biggest newspapers. We've had people from the assembly all come into the classroom and talk about the day-to-day aspects of real world policy making.
NAOMI WISH: It isn't only a training that you get from the M P A Program, but you get to learn from people who are really doing research in the area.
HEATHER SMALLSeton Hall's M P A Program is one of the top-ranked programs in the country that enabled me to do literally everything I'm doing in my career, and also in my volunteer work.
RYAN STETZ: In the last two years I've been in this program, I think of the world, and also politics and the nonprofit sector, differently than I did when I walked in. Everybody has a different story, and if you're open to those new perspectives, you can really learn a lot.
Learn with Focus. Lead with Purpose.
As public-sector leaders' careers continue to shift between the government, business and non-profit sectors, they require the expertise to operate successfully across all realms. The online Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) in Non-Profit Management from Seton Hall University provides these skills. This M.P.A. degree program provides a deeper understanding of how you can address the injustices you see in the world.
You will develop the foundation and tools you need to turn theory into practice and make a difference as a versatile non-profit leader whose skills are transferable across sectors.
Under Three Years
The Seton Hall M.P.A. is a NASPAA-accredited program. The online MPA focuses on non-profit management, integrates government elements into each of the courses. In a curriculum mapped to Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) guidelines, you will learn through courses in nonprofit leadership and management, public finance, research and statistical analysis, human resource management, collaborative decision making, public policy, ethics, and social advocacy.
You will gain an understanding of the philanthropic sector as well as develop skills in areas that include social entrepreneurship, leadership and management, board staff relations, fundraising, volunteer management, and grantsmanship.
You will graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to effectively run and manage non-profit and government organizations to create positive societal change. This highly respected program, which ranked #17 nationally for Non-Profit Management from U.S. News & World Report, will prepare you to effect positive change as a non-profit leader.
Acquire the tools and skillsets to turn proven theory into practice. Learn to effectively operate and manage organizations focused on elevating communities and society.
Program Learning Outcomes
In this online M.P.A. degree program, you 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 private and public non-profit 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.