The Master of Public Administration degree is a 36 to 39 credit program designed to prepare students for management careers in the public and non-profit sector. The MPA degree requires supervisory or management experience in the field. Students starting the program with such experience may apply for a waiver of the required MPA 8010, a three-credit internship.  Otherwise, students are required to complete the internship, which will then give them 39 credits towards their program. Students work with the MPA Director to arrange internships.

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Click the above link for the internship syllabus

Recent Internships

Upper Merion Township

Borough of Perkasie

Middletown Township

City of Philadelphia

Lower Gwynedd Township

Upper Uwchlan Township

Philadelphia Youth Network

Nationalities Service Center

The National Constitution Center

William Penn Foundation

Public Financial Management Group


Big Brothers/Big Sisters

The Devereaux Foundation

Cooper's Ferry Partnership

Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation

Defenders Association

Where to Direct Questions

Direct questions about the internship requirements to: Dr. Christine Palus, MPA Director, 610.519.8901

Any questions about scheduling should be directed to: Diane Mozzone, Program Coordinator, 610.519.4710