MPA Programs in New Jersey (NJ)

There are quite a few schools in the state of New Jersey that offer MPA (Master of Public Administration) programs for students. Learn about which schools offer these and information about the specific programs in the article below. Schools offering Public Administration degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Kean University

Kean University offers a Master of Public Administration program with three different specialization options, Public Management, Health Services Administration, or Nonprofit Management. These programs require 42-48 credits and include an internship opportunity.

Farleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University has a Master of Public Administration program that will require students to complete 39 credits following the traditional or the project-based track. Students can choose a specialization in global affairs, global transportation management, healthcare management, public management, or public policy.

Princeton University

Students at Princeton University can work to earn a Master of Public Administration degree in one of four areas of specialization, requiring around 40 credits, in as little as two years. The MPA at Princeton University is considered to be a professional degree, and so the school recommends students have some type of experience in the field prior to entering into the program.

Rutgers University - Camden

Rutgers University in Camden has a 42-credit Master of Public Administration degree program that students can complete in about two years as full-time students, or four years as part-time students. Students choose from three areas of specialization, which may affect time to completion.

Saint Peter's University

The students at Saint Peter's University can choose to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree at the campus in Jersey City. This program requires students to take a minimum of 36 credits prior to graduation and can take students two years to complete if they enroll full-time and take summer courses.

Centenary College

Centenary College offers a Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration degree program at the main campus or online. This program will require students to complete at least 30 credits, and the classroom-based option can be finished in under three years.

Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University offers a Master of Public Service Leadership program with seven areas of specialization options. This 36-credit program can be completed all online, and students can graduate from this program in under two years.

School Name Programs Offered Tuition (2018-2019)*
Kean University Master of Public Administration In-State: $15,025, Out-of-State: $19,890
Fairleigh Dickinson University Master of Public Administration $22,896
Princeton University Master of Public Administration $49,450
Rutgers University - Camden Master of Public Administration In-State: $17,232, Out-of-State: $28,416
Saint Peter's University Master of Public Administration $20,664
Centenary College Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration $16,416
Thomas Edison State University Master of Public Service Leadership $12,024

Source: *NCES

How To Earn an MPA Degree

Earning an MPA degree can be done in about two years by completing classes either on campus or online, depending on the school that a student is attending. Over the course of earning an MPA degree, students may take courses like ethics, public service, and health care issues.

Ethics

A class in ethics can teach students about the process of making ethical decisions. This class might cover topics like moral theology, political philosophy, and methods for making ethical inquiries. This course may also cover scenarios where students will be faced with making ethical decisions to give them a chance to see how they will respond.

Public Service

The main objective of a public service course may be to help students explore the different public service roles in an organization. Students in this course could learn about both private and non-private institutions. They might also look at the proper procedures for implementing change in this area of work.

Health Care Issues

Health care issues is a type of course that often addresses the different issues that may come up in both public and private fields. Some of the possible topics covered in this course include how to prevent diseases, what actions the government can take, and how to improve general health care. Students may also take a look at current health care issues.

There are a number of different schools in the state of New Jersey that offer Master of Public Administration degree programs with a wide range of specialization areas. These programs can take under two years to complete, and they can give students knowledge to further advance their management careers.

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