Masters in Public Administration

Are you already working in the government or nonprofit sectors? Are you interested in not only getting back to the basics, but also going beyond? Perhaps you’re thinking about taking on a leadership role in your organization or have recently been selected or appointed an executive director?

Then consider our graduate program in public administration, which has maintained an institutional membership in the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for more than decade.

There are three concentrations within the master's in public administration (MPA) program:

  • Local Government
  • Non-profit
  • Criminal justice

However, a concentration is not required. If your interests or plans don’t match our concentrations, choose from among 8 to 12 electives that do.

All our MPA graduate courses are offered on weekday evenings on our main campus in Chester. You'll be among your professional peers, discussing a broad range of institutional, political, and ethical issues in the public and nonprofits sectors. In fact, several of our core and elective courses are taught by faculty who are in senior leadership positions in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties.

With expertise and experience like that to count on, your next upward career move is only a MPA degree away.

The program works closely with Widener’s Career Services for internships and job placement opportunities in the Delaware Valley.