Department of Public and Nonprofit Management
The Department of Public and Nonprofit Management is located within the Marist College School of Management and oversees the Master of Public Administration program (MPA). The School of Management has offered the MPA degree since 1980 and is considered a leading provider of the MPA with hundreds of successful alumni employed in local, state, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations throughout the country. The Marist MPA is designed for individuals with an expressed interest in public management, healthcare, law enforcement, human service, as well as the nonprofit sector.
Students may pursue the MPA program in a hybrid (face-to-face and online sessions), fully online, or through a combination of both –whatever best suits their needs. The face-to-face component of the hybrid courses are at the Fishkill Executive Center, and at sites in Albany and NYC. Hybrid courses and online courses cover the same content, have identical learning goals, and are taught by the same faculty. The key difference is the delivery format.
Courses are offered in 8-week segments or “rounds.” Round 1 courses run the first 8 weeks of each semester. Round 2 courses run the second 8 weeks of each semester. The face-to-face component of the hybrid courses are offered over the same 8-week segments with meetings one night per week.