Student Life

Building a community of students, alumni, faculty, and friends who share a passion for public service is central to the Department of Public Administration.

MPA students enjoying the Homecoming tailgate


“What makes Villanova’s Public Administration Program so special is that learning doesn’t end when you receive your diploma.  The professors have worked hard to create a learning environment where alumni are welcomed back for lectures, programs, special events, and social engagements.”

Dave Mrochko, MPA 2009

Annual MPA Dinner

 “Villanova's MPA program has an extremely welcoming environment and the students and faculty really made an effort to make sure everyone was off to a good start.  The program organizes a lot of social activities, such as happy hours, golf outings, tailgates, a running club, and others that are great opportunities to meet people outside of class.”

Tara Kleppinger, MPA 2012


Golf Outing