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 here.



Dr. Johnson teaching
MPA vs. HRD Kickball Game 2016
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Completion Rates

MPA Graduate

The majority of our students are working professionals and attend classes part time. 61% of students who began in academic year 2010-2011 completed the program within two years, and 79% graduated within five years.

Graduate Success

One hundred and seven students received their MPA degree in the 2015-2016 academic year. At six months after graduation:

  • Seven students were employed by the federal government.
  • Five students were employed in state government
  • Seventeen students were employed in city, county, or other loal government in the U.S.
  • Twenty-four students were employed by a domestic non-profit organization
  • Fifteen students were employed in the private sector
  • One student sought further education
  • Six students were employed by the military.
  • Two students were still seeking employment.
  • One student sought employment 
  • The status of twenty-three students is unknown