Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration offered at Notre Dame de Namur University has long been recognized for our faculty's dedication to preparing professionals to work effectively in management positions within public, non-profit, and service-related organizations. Our Graduate Programs have been designed to meet the needs of those who want an environment that lets them develop their skills to be innovative, work closely with talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and experience; all while learning in an intimate and scholarly environment that promotes collaboration. Besides the content knowledge, courses throughout the MPA program are constructed to encourage the development of professional skills recognized as essential to managers' success in today's environment. These include: interpersonal communications, organizational leadership and team building, assessment and analysis of quantitative information, strategic thinking, and working in diverse cultures. The successful MPA student will develop a thorough understanding of social and political factors in addition to standard business, management, and human resource management principles. The MPA program emphasizes broad study in functional areas of public administration and concentrated study in the fields of public affairs administration, and human resources management.
- A working professional may complete the MPA program within two years and may begin the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.
- Courses in the MPA program are conveniently scheduled in the evening on NDNU's Belmont campus.
- NDNU's location serves as an educational conduit of current and future practice and enables us to attract high-caliber students and faculty.
- The MPA program at NDNU considers the examination of the nature and traits of ethical organizational and public affairs practices to be essential in preparing future leaders and managers.
- The program prepares leaders and managers to think strategically about contemporary organizations.
- NDNU provides our MPA students the flexibility to take coursework in related areas within the overall graduate program or to customize an interdisciplinary course of study as an area of emphasis.
- Our students' communication skills (especially in the area of public presentations) are developed within the program, given the need for successful MPAs to brief and discuss issues within the public realm regularly.
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
Sr. Carol Miller, Director, MPA Program
(650) 508-3468, email@example.com
Michele Yoskovich, Assistant Director of Advising
(650) 508-3609, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 1 (800) 263-0545 or
Fax: (650) 508-3426
M-Th 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.