PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE PROGRAMS

MPA students in class

Program Details:
 

The Public Administration program offers both on-campus and online courses to fit your schedule.

  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts (uploaded on the Academic History page)
    • 3 letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Statement of Goals
      • Please address the following prompt in no more than 2 pages:
        • Why is an MPA degree from Villanova University important for you to achieve your public service career goals? 
        • In answering this question, please let us know why you are pursuing an MPA from Villanova, how an MPA from Villanova will build on your work, volunteer, and/or academic experiences and describe the career and professional goals you have for your future.
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Spring 2024: December 10
    • Fall 2024 with funding consideration: March 1
    • Summer 2024: May 1
    • Fall 2024: Rolling until August 1
  • Funding available: Yes
    • Deadline March 1, for Fall admittance only. Learn more about funding opportunities.
    • Additional Essay required (only for applicants interested in graduate assistantships or tuition scholarships). Please reflect on the following prompt and answer in 1.5 - 2 pages: Discuss the skills, qualities and experiences that make you a strong candidate for earning a tuition scholarship or graduate assistantship. Additionally, how would this funding opportunity enhance your studies, research and leadership skills?
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 36-39 credits (MPA 8010 internship, 3 credit course, may be waived depending upon three years of professional work experience)
    • $940 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
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  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts (uploaded on the Academic History page)
    • 2 letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Statement of Goals
      • Please address the following prompt in 1 - 1.5 pages:
        • Why is a graduate certificate from Villanova University important for you to achieve your public service career goals? 
        • In answering this question, please let us know why you are pursuing a graduate certificate from Villanova, how this certificate from Villanova will build on your work, volunteer, and/or academic experiences and describe the career and professional goals you have for your future.
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Spring 2024: December 10
    • Summer 2024: May 1
    • Fall 2024: Rolling until August 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $940 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
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  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts (uploaded on the Academic History page)
    • 2 letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Statement of Goals
      • Please address the following prompt in 1 - 1.5 pages:
        • Why is a graduate certificate from Villanova University important for you to achieve your public service career goals? 
        • In answering this question, please let us know why you are pursuing a graduate certificate from Villanova, how this certificate from Villanova will build on your work, volunteer, and/or academic experiences and describe the career and professional goals you have for your future.
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Spring 2024: December 10
    • Summer 2024: May 1
    • Fall 2024: Rolling until August 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $940 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts (uploaded on the Academic History page)
    • 2 letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Statement of Goals
      • Please address the following prompt in 1 - 1.5 pages:
        • Why is a graduate certificate from Villanova University important for you to achieve your public service career goals? 
        • In answering this question, please let us know why you are pursuing a graduate certificate from Villanova, how this certificate from Villanova will build on your work, volunteer, and/or academic experiences and describe the career and professional goals you have for your future.
    • Resume
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Spring 2024: December 10
    • Summer 2024: May 1
    • Fall 2024: Rolling until August 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $940 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • APPLY NOW

 

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