Villanova's Master of Public Administration program is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
Public Administration is the organization and management of people and materials to achieve public purposes. Today’s professional public service offers many opportunities to work in government at all levels, nonprofit organizations, higher education, healthcare, as well as organizations within the private sector.
The Department of Public Administration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and Master's-level experiences, both on-campus and online. We emphasize the roles, skills, and practices needed to pursue the common good.
- Creative Leadership: Visionary leaders with a strong ethical compass stand out; we foster creative leadership through an emphasis on value-based decision-making.
- Professional Development: Public service leaders must develop the tools of financial management, human resources, communication, and strategic planning. We focus on helping students develop these professional skills that are integral to successful leadership.
- Theoretical Knowledge and Practical Application: Courses emphasize theory and practice. Students are introduced to core concepts about management and leadership, and then apply this knowledge to real-life situations