GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Serving Those on the Frontlines
The Villanova graduate Public Administration programs offer academic rigor alongside a professional degree or certificate for those interested in entering, advancing in, or transitioning to a career in public service in the U.S. and abroad.
The mission of the graduate Public Administration program is to offer students the knowledge of values, roles, skills and practices that will help them become competent professionals capable of ethical, intelligent, inclusive and creative leadership in public service.
WHY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION?
Acquire the skill of value-based decision making through class discussions, readings and assignments.
Learn from faculty and peers with a wide range of scholarly and applied approaches to public administration.
Understand, analyze and apply best practices for effective city or nonprofit management.
Cultivate a network of faculty, peers and alumni who will impact the course of your professional life.
Important Notices for Distance Education Students
The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - SAL DI STEFANO
“What you put in, you get out.” Online MPA student embraces Villanova community, experiential learning
Sal Di Stefano decided that if he was going to join the Villanova MPA program, he was going to immerse himself in the experience. That mindset, and the support and training from Villanova, helped him earn a second-place finish in the 2021 global NASPAA-Batten Public Policy Simulation Competition. READ MORE
MARCH 1: For admission with funding consideration for the FALL
AUGUST 1: For admission without funding for the FALL
DECEMBER 1: For admission without funding for the SPRING
MAY 1: For admission without funding for the SUMMER
NOTE: On-campus classes are 16-week terms. Online classes are 8-week terms. Funded students must be able to complete assistantship requirements on campus.
Please contact Dr. Catherine Wilson with questions related to admissions.