Master of Public Administration
The Albertus Magnus College Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a 36-credit degree program designed for working professionals seeking a long-term career working for nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or government agencies. The MPA program is based on an interdisciplinary approach that enables students to lead, implement policy, solve problems, and improve efficiency in nonprofit organizations, institutions, and different levels of government.
What Makes Master of Public Administration at Albertus Different?
- Hands-on, experiential learning
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
- Emphasis on collaborative work
- Personally invested professors
- Small class sizes
- Innovative, well-rounded programs
- Resources and opportunities for research
- Lively extracurricular activities
- Campus-wide events
- Service and community engagement
- Active career counseling
- Opportunity-building networks
- Access to internships and professional experiences
Create Your Flexible Master of Public Administration Schedule
Offered in an accelerated format, most students can complete their Master of Public Administration degree in a year and a half while only having to take two classes at a time.
Students choose between the following:
- Take 1 to 2 classes every 8 weeks
- Work from the comfort of your own home
- Have the ability to work on assignments on your own time, at your own pace
- Take 1 to 2 classes every 8 weeks
- Classes are a combination of in-class session and online assignments
- Attend class on campus one night per week, while all other assignments are done from the comfort of home
- Benefit from in-class discussions while completing projects and assignments from home
- Choose to take classes in either a blended or online format
- Select the format that works best for you every time you register for a new course
- Learn more about the FLEX format
My experience was very pleasant while doing the MPA program. The classes were well structured and the instructors are there to help you every step of the way.
Evell Concepcion, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems ‘12, Master of Business Administration ‘14, Master of Public Administration ‘20
Where Will Your Master of Public Administration Degree take You?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nonprofit sector is the third largest industry in the U.S. and there are 30,000 nonprofit organizations in the state of Connecticut. The Albertus Magnus College Master of Public Administration program is intended to prepare students for productive and rewarding careers in nonprofit management and public sector organizations.
Possible career paths with a Master of Science degree in Master of Public Administration include:
I believe the classroom experience should be one in which innovative ideas are exchanged and shared. I am a strong advocate of experiential learning through practicum experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate level, whereby students are given an opportunity to apply theory to practice in solving real-life problems.
Patricia Birungi, Ph.D., Director, Master of Public Administration Program
Master of Public Administration Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the Master of Public Administration program, applicants must submit the following:
- A completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee;
- A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of a 3.0 on a 4.0 system;
- Official transcripts reflecting conferral of prior degree (a minimum of a bachelor’s degree for master’s programs.) All transcripts are to be submitted from the original institutions;
- Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut State requirements;
- Two letters of recommendation from former professors and/or professional associates;
- An essay (500–600 words, double spaced) explaining professional career interests, reasons for applying to the program, and educational expectations of the program;
- For applicants who intend to use Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
- Military, university and college transcripts
- Certification of Eligibility letter or, for reservists, Notice of Basic Eligibility
- Veteran’s Intent to Register form;
- For non-native English speakers, minimum TOEFL score of 575 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based.
You can't look at government and nonprofit sectors without knowing that our communities could use a generation of students who are equipped to meet the demands of public policy in an ethical and responsible way.
Professor William A. Aniskovich, J.D.
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The Albertus Master of Public Administration Degree Mission Statement
The Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership seeks to be a respected educational leader within the regional business community. We will provide high-impact academic programs and experiences aligned with in-demand fields. Our programs will challenge students to develop practical skills and personal values that empower them to succeed in a wide range of business professions.
The mission of the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership is to provide a superior business education in innovative, accessible and technologically advanced formats to students from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds striving to be ethical, entrepreneurial and successful in a dynamic economy through quality teaching, service and engagement with the business community.
Our Core Values
Competency-based educational focus
Business Community Engagement/Partnership