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Why Choose Villanova's MPA Program?

For more than 30 years, the Villanova Master of Public Administration (MPA) program has prepared students to become ethical, creative, inclusive and intelligent leaders in public service through an innovative and practical curriculum, engaged faculty, community partnerships and a vibrant alumni network.

MPA Your Way.

Pursue your passion for public service your way through convenient class times, online or on campus, affordable tuition rates, and a curriculum tailored to your professional interests.

Learn more below and by reviewing our brochure.

Dr. Johnson teaching
MPA vs. HRD Kickball Game 2016
Dr. Miltenberger teaching

Completion Rates

2016 Graduate

The majority of our students are working professionals who attend classes part-time. 93 students initially enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year. 56% of students who began their graduate studies during the 2014-2015 academic year completed the degree within two years. Meanwhile, 91% of students who began their studies in 2014-2015 completed the degree within four years or are in the process of completing degree requirements.

Graduate Success

2016 Graduates

Eighty seven students received their MPA degree in the 2018-2019 academic year. At six months after graduation:

  • Four students were employed by the federal government.
  • Four students were employed in state government.
  • Seventeen students were employed in city, county, or other local government in the U.S.
  • Twenty eight students were employed by a domestic nonprofit organization.
  • Nineteen students were employed in the private sector.
  • Ten students sought further education.
  • One student was employed by the military.
  • The status of twelve students is unknown.