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
Dr. Miltenberger teaching

Completion Rates

2016 Graduate

The majority of our students are working professionals who attend classes part-time.  18% of students who began their graduate studies during the 2012-2013 academic year completed the degree within two years.  Meanwhile, 76% of students who began their studies in 2012-2013 completed the degree within four years or are in the process of completing degree requirements.

Graduate Success

2016 Graduates

Eighty-one students received their MPA degree in the 2016-2017 academic year. At six months after graduation:

  • Eight students were employed by the federal government.
  • Five students were employed in state government
  • Fifteen students were employed in city, county, or other loal government in the U.S.
  • Twenty students were employed by a domestic non-profit organization
  • Sixteen students were employed in the private sector
  • One student sought further education
  • Nine students were employed by the military.
  • The status of seven students is unknown