Seton Hall University
Earn your M.P.A. at Seton Hall University!
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Seton Hall University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) is a professional graduate degree program that prepares students for careers in one of four areas: nonprofit management, public sector service, healthcare policy and data visualization and analysis.

Why an M.P.A. from Seton Hall?

  • US News Rankings LogoThe M.P.A. program offers several endowed scholarships –- including the Hearst and Reiner Scholarships -- and has a graduate assistantship program.
  • The M.P.A. program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
  • The M.P.A. program in Nonprofit Management is ranked #17 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our faculty is comprised of leading scholars and practitioners across numerous fields.
  • Admission to the program is on a rolling basis. However, to be considered for any of the M.P.A. program’s endowed scholarships or a graduate assistantship, students should apply by June 30.

Renowned Professors and Guest Speakers

Seton Hall’s widely recognized M.P.A. faculty include Alex Torpey, former mayor of South Orange, NJ , and visiting professor of technology and governance. Our guest speakers have also included:
  • Steve Sweeney, NJ State Senate president and possible 2017 gubernatorial candidate
  • Jon Bramnick, NJ State Assembly Republican leader and possible 2017 gubernatorial candidate
  • Matt Mowers, former Chris Christie aide and executive director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee
  • Tony Sayegh, Fox News contributor and executive director of Jamestown Associates
  • Matt Katz, WNYC
  • Matt Friedman, Politico NJ
  • Melissa Hayes, NJ 101.5

Our Students Make a Difference

Janelle LoBelloSeton Hall's M.P.A. program currently enrolls a wealth of impressive students. One such student, Janelle LoBello, graduated Cum Laude from Montclair State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in journalism. Janelle began her career as an intern at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation in Short Hills, NJ. Several months later, the Foundation hired Janelle as communications coordinator. In this role, she manages a range of communications department projects including media relations, public outreach, website development, collateral content development and design, and she helps to raise awareness of the Reeve Foundation’s mission and goals.

Janelle graduated with her M.P.A. in 2013 with a concentration in nonprofit management, and intends to use her hands-on experience and education from Seton Hall to advocate for and advance efforts to eradicate animal cruelty, with a particular focus on abolishing dog fighting.

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