At Widener, success means more than a graduate degree. As you complete courses led by public administration insiders, you'll become part of a network that will follow you long after graduation.
With an emphasis on community connection and advancing public service, you'll elevate your career. A variety of specializations within the program allow you to build a flexible learning path around your unique interests, while a focus on leadership and managerial skills help you build confidence in the workplace.
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The non-profit leadership certificate puts emphasis on connecting curricula to challenging societal issues and is designed for individuals seeking to improve their performance and advance a career in the non-profit sector or students who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in public administration but would like to explore post-graduate education through certificate courses.
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Local Government Administration
Human Sexuality Studies
Build a degree around your interests with an interdisciplinary approach to public administration.
One of these letters must be from someone who is familiar with the applicant's ability to undertake graduate-level academic work, such as a former professor. If no such person is available to make an evaluation, such as for students who completed their undergraduate work more than four years prior to the application date, the applicant must submit a third letter of recommendation.
Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
A one-page personal statement describing reasons and expectations for study in the program
GRE scores will be considered as part of an application but are not required
We review applications on a rolling basis.
Getting your master's in public administration means learning effective leadership and managerial skills while building community connections alongside industry professionals.
Flexible Learning Environment
Take the inside track to success with the MPA program. We tailor to both working professionals and recent graduates with courses offered on weekday evenings and a customizable experience to meet your professional needs. Choose from four specializations or select elective courses that best fit your career goals.
At Widener, you'll learn from a mix of distinguished faculty and working professionals in all core and elective courses to further your career and build a network that will follow you long after graduation.
As public administration educators, our faculty will work with you to customize your degree for a rewarding education, career, and future.
"Our students care about furthering positive outcomes in society. My goal in the classroom is to help them do this by building managerial and leadership skills that improve work performance in the near term and aid career advancement."